Time Warner Foundation: Grants for Film

OVERVIEW: The Time Warner Foundation supports diverse filmmaking schools and institutions.

IP TAKE: While this funder supports some smaller filmmaking institutions, it prioritizes larger ones. Grantseekers should contact the organization to establish a relationship. 

PROFILE: The Time Warner Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the media corporation and its many subsidiary companies. The foundation seeks “innovative and powerful ways to discover, nurture and celebrate the next generation of storytellers.” To this end, it supports filmmaking schools and institutions.

Unfortunately, Time Warner's website offers little information regarding grants and grant amounts. Tax filings reveal grant amounts to be substantial, ranging from $25,000 to over $300,000. Time Warner tends to support larger institutions such as the Sundance Institute and the American Film Institute, however, it also supports grants to smaller organizations, such as the Black Filmmaker Foundation and Ghetto Film School.

To review the organizations Time Warner supports, explore the grants page. The Time Warner Foundation does not accept unsolicited letters of inquiry or requests for funding.

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