Docs In Progress

Docs In Progress

8560 Second Ave. #113
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 789-2797

Adele Schmidt
Artistic Director

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

Fiscal sponsorship administrative charge:
There is a one-time, nonrefundable $50 application charge. Once accepted, there is an additional yearly charge of $50. Fiscal sponsorees are charged 7% for donations and grants received. We accept applications on a rolling basis and will inform applicants of a decision within one month of submission.

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, based in downtown Silver Spring, Md., outside Washington, D.C., believes everyone has a story to tell.  Our mission is to give individuals the tools to tell these stories, and thus educate, inspire and transform the way people view their world. Docs in Progress creates and fosters a supportive community for emerging and established documentary filmmakers through an array of programs, workshops and screenings.