Rosenthal Family Foundation: Grants for Film

OVERVIEW: The Rosenthal Family Foundation supports both large and small film organizations across the country.

IP TAKE: This funder tends to award grants for general operating support and program related investments to support specific film, production, and distribution projects. It prefers a low public profile, and does not maintain a website. 

PROFILE: The Rosenthal Family Foundation was established in 1946 in New York. Unfortunately, it does not operate a website preferring a less public image. While its board members receive some compensation, the foundation does not employ a formal staff. According to its tax filings, the Rosenthal Foundation invests in the arts, social sciences, medical research, scientific research and clinical medicine.

Rosenthal’s grants related to film and filmmaking go support an array of organizations and work. For instance, Afterimage Public Media is a past grantee. Afterimage is a nonprofit that produces and distributes “educational media that creatively addresses social, political, historical and culture subjects.” The Utah Film Center and the San Francisco Film Society are also past Rosenthal grantees. Grant amounts can range from $1,000 to $10,000 with most ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 range.

The foundation also makes a small number of program related investments (PRIs) in film companies. PRI amounts generally range from $5,000 to $75,000.

The Rosenthal Family Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding. The foundation does not offer any specific formats for submissions nor does it have deadlines for applications. Grantseekers should address their applications to the attention of Nancy Stephens.


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Rosenthal Family Foundation

Attention: Nancy Stephens

2777 Summer Street

Stamford, Connecticut 06905

(203) 325-9900