Southern Documentary Fund

Southern Documentary Fund

110 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 308-3714

Mark Sloan
Interim Executive Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2002
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2002
Number of sponsored projects: 60

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
There is a $50 submission fee, and we take 5%-7% of all money that passes through us. This pays for our administrative management of the money.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values
  • Geographic
  • Other: We sponsor Southern documentary makers in all media, and also documentaries that tell Southern stories, regardless of their director’s location.

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Education

Services we offer projects:

  • Other: In addition to fiscal sponsorship, we help our project directors with outreach, and provide educational workshops.

Organization description:
The Southern Documentary Fund encourages documentary media projects made within or about the American South. We are an organization that passionately believes that the stories of the American South have national and international significance, and that the documentary artists living in the region deserve support and recognition.