Our Fiscal Sponsorship program is open to independent filmmakers, media artists and documentarians, regardless of education, background or previous credits.
What is Fiscal Sponsorship?
Fiscal sponsorship is a formal arrangement in which a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit organization, such as SIMA, agrees to sponsor a project that furthers our mission, for the purpose of fundraising through grants and donations. This alternative to starting your own nonprofit allows you to seek grants and solicit tax-deductible donations for your social impact media project, documentary or campaign, with the oversight and endorsement of SIMA, the world’s pioneering global social impact media agency and awards.
We know social impact storytelling and distribution. It’s what we do!
We exist to support documentary filmmakers and content creators around the globe in utilizing their creativity to create positive change in the world. Our Fiscal Sponsorship program allows us to elevate projects in all stages of development, production, post-production, distribution, outreach and impact campaigns helping hundreds of content creators and creative activists who may otherwise not be able to secure the funding they need to see their projects financed, finished and unleashed to have impact!
As Fiscal Sponsors on your project, SIMA will not take any ownership of your work, nor will we infringe on your creative control, copyright, or prevent you from future sales or profit from your project. SIMA seeks to be as non-intrusive and supportive as possible in monitoring projects. The main thing we do is to assure that you can raise funds in the US that are tax-deductible, and that the money you raise is being properly disbursed and used for the project as intended. NOTE: As a Fiscally Sponsored Project you are welcome to submit to the annual SIMA Awards, but are not guaranteed eligibility, entry or short-list selection.
If you have questions about fiscal sponsorship with SIMA, don’t hesitate to contact us