The Film Collaborative

The Film Collaborative

3405 Cazador St.
Los Angeles, CA 90065
(323) 963-4327


Director, Fiscal Sponsorship

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2009
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2011
Number of sponsored projects: 80

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
$45 application fee; 5% admin fee on all donations. Online credit card donations add 2.2%.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values
  • Minimum budget: $20,000
  • Other: – Must be a member of the Film Collaborative – Project must be educational and/or represents an imaginative contribution to the film or video art form. – Project cannot be a work for hire. – Must have a US tax ID – No geographic requirement

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Other: Film, film-related, film events & festivals

Services we offer projects:

  • Receiving stock donations but not property donations

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
The Film Collaborative is the first nonprofit committed to distribution education and facilitation of independent film. TFC offers independent filmmakers a full range of services including fiscal sponsorship, education about distribution, distribution services and marketing services including sales representation, service theatrical releases, hybrid distribution, grassroots marketing, traditional marketing, digital aggregation, distribution consultation and contract consultation.