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Fiscal Sponsorship

Projects fiscally sponsored by The Gotham gain access to foundation and government funding and give donors the incentive of a charitable deduction for income tax purposes.

What is Fiscal Sponsorship?

Many individuals, foundations, corporations, or government organizations restrict funding of independent projects to tax-exempt organizations, such as The Gotham. The Fiscal Sponsorship program is a legal and financial mechanism by which The Gotham, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, serves as a conduit for financial resources and provides some support and oversight for independently produced film projects.

Projects fiscally sponsored by The Gotham are able to give donors the incentive of a charitable deduction for income tax purposes, a service individual filmmakers could not otherwise offer. It also enables filmmakers the ability to access foundation and government grant funding that may only be accessible to non-profit organizations or fiscally sponsored projects.

The Gotham’s Fiscal Sponsorship program also offers financial and administrative support, competitive administrative fees, and the reliability of working with an established filmmaker support organization.

Why The Gotham?

The Gotham supports independent filmmakers with the strategic planning and release of their film projects. We accomplish this with our signature programs, such as Gotham Week Project Market, which focuses on ways to find funding and establish partnerships. The Fiscal Sponsorship program complements our programs and gives independent filmmakers access to all-important grants to secure funding.

With over 45 years of experience in the independent film industry, we offer our services exclusively for creative, artistic, and/or educational film, video, and transmedia projects. Our history of working with quality, hardworking independent filmmakers gives grantors additional confidence in our projects. Granting organizations carefully examine institutional factors before awarding grants, including whether your project has community support.

Mailing address: 

The Gotham Film and Media Institute (Fiscal Sponsorship)
55 Washington Street, Suite 324
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Checks are still payable to: Independent Feature Project Inc.