Docs In Progress

Docs In Progress

8700 First Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 789-2797

Erica Ginsberg
Executive Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2008
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2009
Number of sponsored projects: 12

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Our admin fee is generally 7%, depending upon the grant. Please contact us for specifics.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: We accept documentary film/video projects only.

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture: We accept documentary film/video projects only.

Services we offer projects:

  • Organizational development
  • Other: Docs In Progress also provides other services to documentary filmmakers (for a separate fee where applicable), including work-in-progress screenings, workshops and professional development seminars, and one-on-one consultations. In addition, fiscal sponsorees may participate in all Docs Insiders and Docs In Progress alumni activities.

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

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
Docs In Progress is based in downtown Silver Spring, Md., outside of Washington, D.C. Our mission is to give individuals the tools to tell stories through documentary film to educate, inspire and transform the way people view their world. We do this by creating and fostering a supportive community for documentary filmmakers through an array of programs aimed at aspiring and experienced documentary filmmakers and the broader community.