Fiscal Sponsorship

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.

Luckily, 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 95% of each of their donations. Utah Film Center retains 5% 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.

Scroll below for a list of current and past fiscal sponsor projects. 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 Sarah Mohr ( at 801-746-7000.

Film Title Director
3000 Cups of Tea Jennifer Jordan
The AG Project Kirby Dick
Alive Inside Michael Rossato-Bennett
All Eyes And Ears Vanessa Hope
All Hearts and Minds Vanessa Hope
Animal Rights Project Kirby Dick
Another Night in the Free World Susanne Rostock
AV Lane Russell
Battlement Mesa Gayle Embrey
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache Pamela Green
Belly of the Beast Erika Cohn
Bending the Arc Kief Davidson and Pedro Kos
Between Love and Madness Ismene Vetas
Born into the Gig David Heilbroner
Bread Head Max Lugavere
Breadwinner Nora Twomey
Breaking Bones, Breaking Barriers Cecilia Peck
The C Word Meghan O'Hara
Campesino Mia Tate and Tchavdar Georgiev
Cello Angie Su
Chalkboard Chronicles Jeffrey Wolfe and Tom Judd
Changing of the Gods Louie Schwartzberg
Compared to What : The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank Sheila Canavan and Mike Chandler
Confluence Amy Marquis and Dana Romanoff
The Crash Reel Lucy Walker
Darrell Hammond: Cracked Up Michelle Esrick
Death of a Banker Jehane Noujaim
The Deporter Alex Buono
Distance Anson Fogel
Dogtown Redemption Amir Soltani
Dolores Peter Bratt
Don't Make Me Over: Dionne Warwick's Crossover Journey ELLEN GOOSENBERG KENT
The Donut Dollies Norm Anderson
Down the Fence MJ Isakson and Lori Adamski Peek
Down Ticket Adam Moffat
Dreamcatcher Kim Longinotto
Dying in Vein Jenny Mackenzie
The Eagle Huntress Otto Bell
Earth Camp One Jennie Livingston
Elder Genea Gaudet
Embargo Jeri Rice
Emily Dickinson Radio Program Frederick Wiseman
Ex Libris Frederick Wiseman
Fantasy Island Lauren Greenfield
Far Between Kendall Wilcox
Fascinating Woman Erin Fox
Frame by Frame Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli
Franca Sozzani: A Life in Vogue Francesco Carrozzini
Global Crossroads Ross Kauffman
Genevieve: A Portrait in Chiaroscuro Jill Goldman
The Grand Rescue Jenny Wilson and Meredith Lavitt
The Guardians Billie Mintz
Healing Quest Judy Brooks (Prod.) | Roy Walkenhorst (Prod.)
Health, Well-being & Us Mulitple
Heart AnnaLynne McCord
Holy Hell Will Allen
Hoops on the Move Chase Niesner
The Hunting Ground Kirby Dick
I Am We Ron Davis
In Football We Trust Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn
The Inheritance Laura Davis
In Jackson Heights Frederick Wiseman
An Insignificant Man Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla
The Invisible War Kirby Dick
Janis: Little Girl Blue Amy Berg
Jesus Town, USA Julian T. Pinder and Billie Mintz
Keepers of the Message Te Anu Tonga and Heather Harrison
The Kitchen Case Kendall Wilcox and Holly Tuckett
La Borrega Carly Jakins and Jared Jakins
Like a Rolling Stone Suzanne Kai
Living in Stereo Tyler Measom
The Man Who Saved the World Peter Anthony
Mandela's Children Kweku Mandela and Kemal Akhtar
Máxima Claudia Sparrow
Meet the Patels Geeta V. Patel and Ravi V. Patel
Midway Chris Jordan
Monumenta: Beverly Pepper Gregory Whitmore
Mormon Pavilion
Newtown Kim A. Snyder
One Planet Bambi Lynn Blitz
Open Shadow: The Story of Teal Swan Paola Marino
Oslo Diaries Mor Loushy and Daniel Sivan
O.T.D. Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Out and Around Lauren Fash and Ryan Suffern
The Poorest President Brannon Richardson
Possible Selves Shaun Kadlec
Prophet's Prey Amy Berg
The Radicals Jehane Noujaim
Rafea: Solar Mama Jehane Noujaim and Mona Eldaief
The Rape of Recy Taylor Nancy Buriski
Rescue Me: Life in the Doghouse Ron Davis
Revolution RENT Victor Patrick Alvarez & Andy Señor Jr.
The Kristin Ries & Maggie Snyder Story Jenny Mackenzie
Shooting the Mafia: Letizia Battaglia Kim Longinotto
Space Project (Untitled) Robert Stone
Sentenced Mike Marangu
The Seventh Fire Jack Riccobono
Social Secretary Shaun Kadlec
Song Of Lahore Andy Schocken and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Splinters of a Nation Scott Porter
The Square (Al Midan) Jehane Noujaim
Step Amanda Lipitz
Swallowing Stones Deanna Blake
Swift Current Joshua Rofe
That is Circling All Round the Sun Colleen Kwok
Three Judges Erika Cohn
Tom Stockham: The Father of Digital Audio Recording Sam Katz
The Tribal Samuel Owens
Uncomfortably Numb Alexandra McDougald
Undiagnosed: Medical Refugees Dr. Katia Moritz
Unrest Jennifer Brea
Untitled Ethopia Film Mo Scarpelli
Untitled Incest Documentary Kirby Dick
Untitled Medical Project Kirby Dick
Untitled Refugee Project Alexandra Shiva
Untitled Roy Cohn Documentary Matt Tyrnauer
VDay Project Liz Garbus
We the Animals Jeremiah Zagar
Wrenched ML Lincoln