Filmmakers Collaborative is our Fiscal Sponsor

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We are very happy to announce that Filmmakers Collaborative is our Fiscal Sponsor.

Filmmakers Collaborative (FC) is a nationally recognized 501(c)3 that encourages and supports the making of great films and media projects by people of all ages and experience levels. They offer grants management, mentoring and workshops to a diverse and national community that includes award-winning PBS documentarians, first-time producers and directors, and young people just discovering the power and potential of visual media.

All donations made to “Not your average citizen” production now are 100% tax-dedictible.

Why do we need a Fiscal Sponsor?

Many foundations will not issue grants to individuals but only to non-profits, so instead of starting their own 501(c)3 organization, filmmakers often align themselves with an established non-profit, allowing them to apply for a wide range of grants and offer their donors a tax deduction.

FC is not simply a “pass through;” it is a member organization that accepts and administers contributions made to its members’ projects, monitors reports to ensure that grant funds are spent in accordance with funder requirements, and acts as the liaison between foundations and filmmakers. Since 1986 FC has managed more than $25 million in grants and donations for over 200 projects. Their films have been shown nationally and internationally, and have won awards at festivals and competitions around the world. All creative control belongs to the filmmaker, who must operate as a separate legal entity with proper insurance coverage in place.

What are we getting from FC besides a Fiscal Sponsorship?

  • 24/7 Access to Materials and FC Members
  • Online Donations
  • Foundation Directory Online
  • Event Discounts
  • Marketing

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