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Grants to USA & International Filmmakers for Engaging Social Issue Documentaries

Film and Creative Media Grants

GrantWatch ID# 137337
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Fledgling Fund
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada:Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
LOI Date: 02/07/14
Deadline: 04/02/14

Grant Description
Grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 to USA and international filmmakers who are working to produce documentary films that raise awareness about social issues in areas such as, but not limited to, democracy, equality, environment, economic justice, education, health system reform, human rights, women and girls, etc. Funding may be used for a variety of activities, ranging from smaller planning grants to implementation grants for projects that have a clear plan ready to launch.

A small number of these grants support post-production for timely projects that have strong social change potential.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
The Fund welcomes applicants and projects from both inside and outside of the United States. However, before receiving a grant, all applicants must have a fiscal sponsor based in the United States. This does not need to be in place for you to submit the letter of inquiry or the application but it must be in place for the funds to be disbursed.

Pre-Application Information
Spring Cycle Dates:
* January 13, 2014: Funding Cycle Opens Online
* February 7th, midnight EST: Deadline for Initial Letter of Inquiry
* March 14th: Applicants Notified as to Status of Letter of Inquiry
* April 2nd: Materials Due From Applicants
* June 27th: Applicants Notified as to Outcome of Complete Application

Estimated Size of Grant
$5,000 to $30,000

Contact Information
Email Diana Barrett at:

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