Grants with Fiscal Sponsorship

Hartley Film Foundation provides support through seed grants for documentaries that the Foundation fiscally sponsors.The Foundation does not provide production, finishing or outreach grants.

Hartley awards grants for documentaries in the areas of world religions and spirituality.

In conjunction with its grants, Hartley also provides filmmakers with fiscal sponsorship services. Included in those services is the opportunity for one-on-one consultations with Active Voice, communication strategists who harness the power of film to spark social change.  Active Voice provides expert advice to film directors and producers in regard to potential partnerships and outreach campaigns.

Please peruse the Top New Films and In Development sections of our Web site for a roster of Hartley's fiscal sponsees.

To apply for a grant, please send a proposal via post in one package that includes the following:

  • Project narrative
  • Project style
  • Target audience and distribution strategy
  • Advisory board, if applicable
  • Bios of key crew
  • Budget
  • Fundraising strategy

Please also enclose a sample of past work, which must be a documentary, or send a link to past work with your application. Hartley works on a rolling submission basis, so there are no deadlines.

Send your proposal to:

Hartley Film Foundation, Inc.
49 Richmondville Avenue, Suite 204
Westport, Connecticut 06880
Attn: Sarah Masters

Phone: 800-937-1819

Grants with Fiscal Sponsorship

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