To be considered for Fiscal Sponsorship projects must be consistent with the AFMI’s charitable purposes, be creative, artistic and/or educational.
- Documentary feature & short films and other works of nonfiction
- Narrative feature & short films and other narrative works
- Transmedia/multi-media projects with film/video as a primary component of the work
- Film related events such as film festivals or screening series
- Project must be consistent with the AFMI’s charitable purposes, be educational and not a “work for hire.”
- The applicant must be a producer and/or director of the project.
- The project may be in any stage of development, production and or post production or distribution.
- Projects must be seeking donations in the form of grants from public agencies, foundations, corporations, or individual donors including fundraising benefits.
- It is free to apply
- There will be an 8% admin fee on funds raised.
- Online donations incur a credit card processing fee of 2.9% plus $0.30 for each transaction
- Please note that on federal government grants (i.e. NEH, NSF, or any entity that requires that we submit on the applicant’s behalf), there will be 10% admin fee.
All funds collected by AFMI will be remitted to project director as follows:
- Grantee must submit written requests. Payouts will be made at the close of each month
- Please note that on federal government grants (i.e. NEH, NSF, or any entity that requires that we submit on the applicant’s behalf), a there will be 10% admin fee
- Copies of checks and any other donation documentation will be emailed to project director so that donors can be contacted directly with Thank You notes
- For donations over $250 AFMI will send the donor a thank you letter stating a tax deductible donation was received
- Twice a year filmmakers must submit a status reports making AFMI aware of how the project is progressing. These reports must be submitted and up to date to keep fiscal sponsorship active
- At the end of the year you will receive a 1099 for all monies paid to you
Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement
When a project is approved for Fiscal Sponsorship, the filmmaker will enter into a signed agreement that stipulates that the filmmaker must:
- Keep track of all expenses connected with the project
- Spend donated funds on project expenses only
- Complete and return a project report every six months
- Spend funds administered to you through the AFMI only for the project and in accordance with the budget approved by the Arab Film and Media Institute
- Comply with restrictions and requirements imposed on AFMI by donors and with government requirements regarding information and required reports