FIscal sponsorship

ABOUT the program

The Moving Picture Institute's Fiscal Sponsorship Program allows filmmakers to avail of our 501(c)(3) nonprofit status when raising donations to support projects about human freedom.

Filmmakers who receive fiscal sponsorship through MPI can solicit tax-deductible donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations. MPI will oversee the project to ensure that funds are spent appropriately and that the project remains aligned with our tax-exempt purpose. Read more about fiscal sponsorship on our FAQ page.

apply to the program

Applications to the Fiscal Sponsorship Program may be submitted at any time and are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note that MPI fiscally sponsors only noncommercial projects that are 100% financed by donations. If your project does not meet this definition, we cannot offer fiscal sponsorship.

Due to the high volume of submissions, we only contact applicants who advance to the next round of consideration. Only online applications are accepted. Please do not mail or call.


Applications accepted on rolling basis

I have deeply enjoyed working with the staff at MPI, and am constantly singing its praises to my friends in the filmmaking community. I have never experienced such dedicated and principled support in my entire career, and I credit MPI with much of my success as a filmmaker.
— Moving Picture Institute filmmaker