The Rockefeller Foundation today announced a $1 million grant to StoryCorps to launch One Small Step, a new project aimed to help bring together a politically divided United States by applying StoryCorps’ methods and recording conversations between people with different political viewpoints.

As part of the effort, StoryCorps will invite pairs of people of all backgrounds, who hold opposing political viewpoints, to record personal interviews with the goal of empowering participants and the people who hear these conversations to cross partisan divides and better understand each other.

Recognizing Americans are in the midst of a pivotal political moment, The Rockefeller Foundation partnered with StoryCorps on this project to help people on opposite sides of the political divide understand one another better as people, build social capital and, ultimately, recognize our shared humanity.

StoryCorps will work with a variety of partners to share One Small Step stories with the nation, including NPR and public media stations across the country. Read today’s announcement.

We will begin recording interviews in January 2018.


We will contact to find an opportunity for you to take part in an interview.