Many foundations and large donors require grant applicants to be 501(c)(3) nonprofits, and unfortunately, obtaining this status is time-consuming and labor-intensive. This process is especially frustrating for independent artists searching for funding to complete their projects in a timely manner.
Utah Film Center offers artist support with an alternative program: fiscal sponsorship. Artists and filmmakers in need of funding can apply to our fiscal sponsorship program online and approved non-commercial film projects are eligible to use the Film Center’s nonprofit status, rather than establishing their own.
All donations made to projects fiscally sponsored by Utah Film Center are 100% tax-deductible, and filmmaker recipients are awarded 94% of each of their donations. Utah Film Center retains 6% of each donation to cover administrative costs. Best of all, the fiscal sponsorship program also allows Utah Film Center to support artists and projects worldwide and provides Utahns access to each completed project free of charge.
To learn more about the program or apply, click here.
To donate to any of the film/projects,
please send a check to:
Utah Film Center
50 W Broadway Ste 1125
Salt Lake City UT 84101
Include the name of the film/project in the memo line. For questions, contact our team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 801-746-7000.
HIGHLIGHTED FILMS FROM THE FISCAL SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
Alvin Ailey was a visionary artist who found salvation through dance. An immersive portrait told in his own words and through the creation of a new commission inspired by his life, Ailey fully profiles this brilliant and enigmatic man who—when confronted by a world that refused to embrace him—was determined to build one that would.
2021 Sundance Film Festival
2021 CPH DOX
2021 Tribeca Film Festival
The Truffle Hunters
In the mysterious and magical forests of Northern Italy, a passionate group of truffle hunters struggles to hold onto a beloved centuries-old tradition in the face of environmental change, shifting generational values, and their own mortality.
2020 Sundance Film Festival
2020 Zurich Film Festival
2020 Toronto International Film Festival
2020 Hamptons International Film Festival
2020 Doc NYC
2020 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam
Won't You Be My Neighbor
Won’t You Be My Neighbor looks at the impact of Mr. Rogers’ vision on generations of citizens and neighbors and seeks to explore and rediscover the lessons, ethics and legacy of Fred Rogers and to understand his fundamental philosophies of empathy, acceptance, and social responsibility.
2018 Sundance Film Festival