Institutional Giving allows the IDA to serve our documentary community and filmmakers. We work closely with each foundation to connect it to IDA activities that reflect shared values and priorities. Through these efforts, we have built a community of funders who share our commitment to cultivating original voices in documentary film, and storytelling, and to building a stronger, more equitable field. Institutional grants provide stability for existing programs and seed the launch of new initiatives. These activities empower artists to create high-quality stories that inspire audiences by speaking to the issues that shape our world. The IDA is grateful to the following foundations and institutions for their generous support.


Foundations & Institutions

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)
Annenberg Foundation
Catapult Film Fund
Corporation of Public Broadcasting
City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Filmmaker Fund
Ford Foundation / JustFilms Grant Me the Wisdom Foundation
Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)
Jonathan Logan Family Foundation
LEF Foundation
Lear Family Foundation
Los Angeles County Arts Department of Arts and Culture (LACAC)
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
New York Community Trust (NYCT)
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Wyncote Foundation


Current programs supported by foundations

Educational Seminars

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IDA Conversation Series

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Doc U Online

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DocuClub

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Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund

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IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund

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Getting Real Documentary Conference

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Documentary Magazine

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