Redford Center Grants

Redford Center Grants

The Redford Center understands the power of a well-told, well-timed story to create positive environmental change. Redford Center Grants supports independent filmmaking teams as they develop feature-length film projects that drive awareness, education, and action on a variety of environmental topics. Seven grantees will be chosen to receive:

  • A $20,000 development grant
  • Travel and lodging for our Story Development Summit at Sundance Mountain Resort 
  • Access to issue experts and film industry leaders
  • Consideration for up to $125,000 in production funds toward the feature film in Year Two
  • Fast-track consideration for fiscal sponsorship with The Redford Center

Our 2020-2021 grants cycle open call will run from April 1 - May 15, 2020.  Please check back soon to review the application before applying, and join our mailing list for updates and future announcements.

Visit our Grantee Projects Page to learn more about the films we are currently supporting, and watch the video below by our partners at GoPro for a Cause for an inside look at our 2018 Story Summit.

Not everyone has the same motivations for wanting to protect and restore the planet. But the solutions presented in these films—and the people who are driving them—remain our inspiration and hope.

Thank you to the New York Community Trust for supporting this project.

"There has never been a more important time to double-down on our efforts to protect and restore the environment. Organizations working at the nexus of art and environment, and filmmakers in particular, have an opportunity to reach a much wider audience and we must bring more people along." —Kerry McCarthy, New York Community Trust

Read our 2019 Impact Report

Additional reading on Redford Center Grants program design and impact:

"Beyond Environmental Gloom and Doom in the 'Golden Age' of Documentary Film" by Melissa Fondakowski for the GIA Reader: A Journal on Arts Philanthropy (Summer 2019)

Watch a GoPro for a Cause highlight reel from our 2018 Story Summit at Sundance:

Redford Center Grants Summit, 2018 Highlights