Fledgling Fund

Institution: Fledgling Fund


Fledgling has an open rolling application process for grants to support outreach and engagement for social issue documentary film projects that have the potential to inspire positive social change around issues that affect the most vulnerable. You can submit an application online at any time and will be asked to include a description of the project, its social change goals and your plans for moving the project forward. Typically, film projects have at least a rough cut. They review proposals on a rolling basis and you will be notified of our decision within three months.

Who can apply

The online application is open to projects that have not previously received support from Fledgling as well as current grantees. Applicants and projects from both inside and outside of the US are welcome. However, before receiving a grant, all applicants must have a fiscal sponsor based in the United States. This does NOT need to be in place to submit the application, but it must be in place for the funds to be disbursed.

Funding available

Grants typically range from $10,000 – $25,000.
They support audience engagement planning and implementation. Support for planning is for building the strategy for outreach and engagement and can be used before a project is complete to prepare for its launch. Grants are NOT available to support production or post-production.

Eligible candidates

Types of funding available

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