Geographically Targeted Funding for Film/Video

Kentucky Foundation for Women
Grants to Kentucky feminist film/video artists.
Kentucky Foundation for Women, Inc.
Heyburn Bldg. 332 W. Broadway Louisville, KY 40202  Phone: (502) 562-0045  Fax: (502) 561-0420  Email:  Website:

Moving Image Fund
Grants are awarded to fund the work of independent documentary film and video artists who reside in New England.
LEF Foundation P.O. Box 382066 Cambridge, MA02238-2066  Phone: (617) 492-5333  Fax: (617) 868-5603  Email:  Website:

Haymarket People's Fund
New England only for films that are part of an ongoing community organizing effort or are accountable to social change movements.
Haymarket People's Fund 42 Seaverns Avenue Boston, MA 02130  Phone: (617) 522-7676  Email: contact form - click here  Website:

Jerome Foundation
A grant program for individual media artists who reside within the five boroughs of New York City and work in the genres of experimental, narrative, animation and documentary production.
400 Sibley Street, Suite 125 Saint Paul, MN 55101-1928  Phone: (651) 224-9431  Email:  Website:

The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes
Offers Presentation Funds and Finishing Funds for Electronic Media and Film, in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts. Presentation Funds offers partial support to non-profit organizations located in New York State for in-person appearances by independent artists working in moving image media and sound art, including video, digital and computer-based works. Deadlines quarterly. Finishing Funds provides support to New York State artists for the completion of film, video, sound, new media and web-based art. Awards range from $500-$2,500. Deadline annual. These grants used to be administered by the Experimental Television Center.
The Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes The Hawkes Building 79 West Market Street Corning, NY 14830  Phone: (607) 962-1332  Phone: (607) 962-4128  Email:  Website:

San Francisco Film Society
Grants to encourage new and diverse works by film and video artists who have little likelihood of being supported through traditional funding sources. Has recently taken stewardship of all former Film Arts Foundation programs.
San Francisco Film Society 39 Mesa St, Suite 110 The Presidio San Francisco, CA 94129-1025  Phone: (415) 561-5000  Fax: (415) 440-1760  Email:  Website:

Bay Area Video Coalition
Grants to San Francisco Bay Area artists.
Bay Area Video Coalition 2727 Mariposa Street, 2nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94110  Phone: (415) 861-3282  Email:  Website:

Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund
An annual grant awarded to emerging film and video artists in the state of Texas. Funds films in all genres in the production, post-production or distribution stages.
Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund Austin Film Society 1901 E. 51st Street Austin, TX 78723  Phone: (512) 322-0145  Email:  Website:

Lilla Jewel Award for Women Artists
Oregon only. The artistic categories rotate and include Media and Multi-Arts, Visual Arts, and Music and/or Dance. Grants up to $4,000. Emphasis on women of color and lesbians. As of January 2009, the program was temporarily suspended, but will resume sometime in the future.
MRG Foundation 1235 SE Morrison Street, Suite A Portland, Oregon 97214  Phone: (503) 289-1517  Email: Website:

Women’s Vision Film Grants
Supports female filmmakers in Oregon and SW Washington who tell engaging stories that increase social awareness and tolerance, both within and beyond our immediate communities. Eligible projects must be directed by a woman and must include at least two women in key roles – producer, writer, cinematographer or editor. Documentary and narrative projects eligible.
Women’s Vision Film Grants Film Action Oregon 123 NE 3rd Ave, Suite 210 Portland, OR 97212  Phone: (971) 254-4020Email:  Website:

Pacific Pioneer Fund
Funds in the range of $1,000 to $10,000 to support emerging CA, WA, and OR documentary filmmakers. Projects must have non-profit fiscal sponsors, which may be based anywhere in the United States.
Pacific Pioneer Fund P.O. Box 33 Iverness, CA 94937Phone: (650) 996-3122  Email:  Website:

Artist Trust
Grants and fellowships to Washington State artists in all disciplines.
Artist Trust 1835 12th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122-2437  Phone: (206) 467-8734  Fax: (206) 467-9633  Email:  Website:

* Many state arts councils also provide grants for film/video and/or fellowships for individual media artists. For an alphabetical listing of state and regional councils with links to web sites go to:

* State humanities councils provide support for public programming that interprets the arts and humanities. An alphabetical list of state councils with links can be found at:


If you have any suggested revisions or additions to any of these lists, please send them to us at funding at