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: 230

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
$50 application fee; 5% admin fee on donations.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values
  • Minimum budget: $25,000 from sources that require fiscal sponsorship. Projects may also raise funds from sources that do not require fiscal sponsorship.
  • Other: Must become a member of the Film Collaborative upon successful application. No geographic requirement.

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Other: Arts and culture: Film (documentary, narrative, feature, short), film-related, film events and film festivals

Services we offer projects:

  • Stock donations are accepted.

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.