Artist Development


The following is a list of foundations, organizations and institutions that you may want to investigate for funding:

The Adrienne Shelly Foundation
California Arts Council
California Council for the Humanities
Catapult Film Fund
Center for Asian American Media
Cinereach Creative Capital
Fledgling Fund
Fleishhacker Foundation
Frameline Film/Video Completion Fund
National Endowment for Democracy
National Endowment for the Humanities
Pacific Pioneer Fund
Rooftop Films
San Francisco Foundation
Sundance Institute
Tribeca Institute
Women in Film Foundation Finishing Fund

Funders of Public TV Programs:

Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Independent Television ServiceLatino Public Broadcasting
National Black Programming Consortium
Native American Public Telecom
Pacific Islanders in Communication
Roy W. Dean LA film and Video Grants From the Heart Productions

A Few Other Handy Websites:

Fair Use and Free Speech Resources
Funding Exchange
Independent Arts & Media
Independent Lens
International Documentary Association
PBS National Program Funding Standards and Practices
Producing for PBS
The Film & Video Festival Conference
The Red Book
Environmental Grantmakers Association
Funders of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Programs Directory
Grantmakers Directory


Grant Seeker's Guide
Foundations that Support Social & Economic Justice
James McGrath Morris, Laura Adler, editors
Publishers Group West
PO Box 8843
Emeryville, CA 94662
800-788-3123; 510-658-3453
Grantseeker's Toolkit
A Comprehensive Guide to Finding Funding
Cheryl Carter New, James Aaron Quick
John Wiley & Sons, 1998
Independent Film and Videomaker's Guide
by Michael Wiese
National Guide to Funding for Woman and Children
James E. Baumgartner, editor
The Foundation Center, 1995
Shaking the Money Tree
by Morrie Warshawski

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