Weissberg Foundation: Grants for Film

OVERVIEW: The Weissberg Foundation supports film and filmmaking organizations with annual budgets of $2.5 million or less.

IP TAKE: This funder restricts its film grants to organizations located in Maryland, New Mexico, New York and Washington, D.C.

PROFILE: Marvin Weissberg founded the Weissberg Foundation in 1988 in order to “[a]dvance organizations and efforts that give voice and opportunity to historically marginalized populations.” Major grantmaking programs include Diversity in Theater, Equitable Justice and Reframing Washington.

Weissberg does not have a grantmaking program dedicated to supporting film projects; however, tax filings indicate a strong interest in this field.

The foundation awards few substantial grants each year in amounts upwards of $1 million, however, the majority of grant amounts fall in the $25,000 to $100,000 range. Past film grantees include Doc Society (formerly known as BritDoc), which received funding to support its work with filmmakers around the world; and Chicken and Egg Pictures, which received a grant to support general operating costs. To learn more about select organizations supported by Weissberg Foundation, explore its brief grantees list.

The Weissberg Foundation accepts unsolicited grant proposals and requests for funding by announcing Requests for Proposals (RFPs).


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