Don’t Take These for Granted: U.S. Film Grants

Don’t Take These for Granted:  U.S. Film Grants

At Nimia we have a passion for film. We know, as our clients do, that great filmmaking comes from the heart, but not without expense. It’s not always easy to secure the funding needed to produce great work, which is why art grants are such a valuable resource. Here are just a handful of the grants available in Washington, California and New York.



Conductive Garboil Grant

For artists of any discipline with a connection to the Pioneer Square neighborhood. This single $3000 grant is merit-based, and available for artists who can demonstrate a, “…profound ability to challenge the limits of conductive, creative discourse”.

Pacific Pioneer Fund

Accepting applications on an ongoing basis, the PPF is available for filmmakers living and working in Washington, Oregon and California. Between $1000 and $10,000 is available.


Berkeley Film Foundation

Available for Berkeley filmmakers who demonstrate a commitment to enhancing Berkeley’s film culture by producing innovative, socially prescient documentary and narrative works.

San Francisco Film Society

Awards grants for filmmakers with a “…strong connection to the bay area…” exploring themes of social awareness in their fiction or non-fiction work.

New York

New York Foundation for the Arts

Not only providing individual artists with over $11 million in grants annually, the NYFA offers, “…fiscal sponsorship to emerging media and artistic organizations. NYFA sponsorship provides these organizations with the legal status and 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax exempt status required to apply for funding from many organizations.”