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List of the Best Documentary Grants to Fund Your Film

Here is the list of upcoming Film Grants for Documentaries to bring your important story to life.
Documentary Funding

For filmmakers around the world, the documentary grants directory guides you to opportunities on how to fund your documentary.

Funding for Documentary Filmmakers

Nederlands Filmfonds

The Fund supports the realisation of minority co-production feature films, long animated films and documentaries. 

Movies that Matter

We offer a start-up grant for new human rights film festivals / events and an impact grant for existing events that want to increase their impact or want to add new activities to their programmes.

Humanities for All

Humanities for All is a grant program that supports projects from Californians, encourages greater public participation in humanities programming, particularly by new and/or underserved audiences.

Hot Docs-Slaight Family Fund

This documentary fund is dedicated to filmmakers telling engaging, high-quality stories that embrace music artists in all its forms and that demonstrate Canadian music’s role in the world.

William Greaves Research and Development Fund

The William Greaves Research and Development Fund resources talented, mid-career nonfiction storytellers from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities in the United States, as well as filmmakers from Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Colombia with a particular interest in those who identify as being of Indigenous and/or of African descent.

Documentary Development Initiative

The program is created for storytellers who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and/or storytellers with disabilities. The program’s intent is to provide resources to develop thought-provoking, character-driven contemporary ideas for documentary films and limited series.

DEI Film Grant

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Film Grant Fund provides intentional support and funding to amplify women, BIPOC & LGBTQ+ centered stories that celebrate running across the spectrum of cultural experiences.