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Fiscal Sponsorship

We're excited to announce a new way that SLFW can support and empower St. Louis filmmaking.
Our fiscal sponsorship program provides emerging storytellers with a way to accept tax-deductible donations to fund their project.

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What is a Fiscal Sponsor?

Fiscal sponsorship is an arrangement between an existing 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and an individual or entity lacking the ability to receive grants from foundations, government agencies and individual tax-deductible donations.

 

The main benefit of a fiscal sponsorship is giving emerging storytellers, filmmakers and entertainment artists access to charitable funding for their project without the expense and time-consuming process of creating and running a 501(c)(3) organization.

For the recipient, fiscal sponsors can provide infrastructure, oversight, and home for donations to an artist’s project. The fiscal sponsor also agrees to assume limited legal and financial responsibility for the activities of groups or individuals engaged in

work that furthers the fiscal sponsor’s mission. For SLFW, this allows us to support creative independence in visual storytelling and uphold a community of diverse, innovative artists with unique vision.

For SLFW, this allows us to support creative independence in visual storytelling and uphold a community of diverse, innovative artists with unique vision.

SLFW offers the region’s only fiscal sponsorship program geared toward filmmakers and motion media.

Program Overview

For an overview of the program, roles and responsibilities, download the

SLFW Fiscal Sponsorship pdf

SLFW Fiscal Sponsorship Program Guidelines Index.

The guidelines cover the following topics

  • The What is a Fiscal Sponsor

  • Benefit of a Fiscal Sponsorship

  • How it Works

  • Who can Apply

  • How to Apply

  • Project Review Criteria

  • Program Fees

  • Acceptable Donations

  • Distribution of Funds

  • FAQs

Download the guidelines

Current Projects

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On Fire

Director: Sean McNamara

Visit Sean's IMDb page

Go to campaign donation page

Past Projects

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A Brush of Violence

Director: Daniel Lawrence Wilson

Visit Daniel's IMDb page.

view trailer on abrushofviolence.com

Donations by Check

Checks must be made out to: St. Louis Filmworks

  • Have Fiscal Sponsorship donors write (Project Title) on the check Memo Line

Mail Checks to:

St. Louis Filmworks

5062 Winona Avenue,

St. Louis, MO 63109-2456

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