Greenbaum Foundation: Grants for Film

OVERVIEW: The Greenbaum Foundation supports filmmakers who are creating documentaries in which the subject matter falls within one of the foundation’s areas of grantmaking interest.

IP TAKE: This funder seeks innovative and efficient organizations with dynamic and involved leadership. 

PROFILE: Though the Greenbaum Foundation was not fully operational until 1999, founder Jim Greenbaum left the corporate world to establish his nonprofit in 1991. The focus at the foundation is to “bring about an end to suffering (human and non-human) in areas of the highest need where the mainstream organizations are not heavily involved,” and where the foundation can have the most impact. Greenbaum’s grantmaking programs include Animal Advocacy & Education, Documentaries, Ebola Response, Human Health, Human Rights & Trafficking, and Promoting Philanthropy.

The foundation’s Documentaries program supports filmmakers who are creating documentaries in which the subject matter falls within one of the foundation’s areas of grantmaking interest. Films supported in the past include What the Health and Blood Lions. To learn more about Greenbaum’s grantees, explore its list of organizations supported.

Grant amounts typically range from $1,000 to about $100,000. The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding. Grantseekers may address general inquiries to Info@GreenbaumFoundation.org.

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