Fundraising Resources

The Foundation Center is a non-profit with a regional hub in DC and offices throughout Virginia and the United States. It offers many free and online classes in finding grants, budgeting, and even college scholarship searching. Find their calendar here.

The Foundation Center's extensive online grant searching engine, Foundation Directory online is available to all Mason students. Go to the University Library, choose the tab "Articles and more" and search for Foundation Directory.

Knowledge Base is a tool of of GrantSpace and provides a wide range of services and tools for individual grant seekers. Please access THIS LIST for links to specific tools for TV/Film/Video Makers including resources on independent film financing, Academy grants, and LGBT Filmmaker Support.

Please visit our Scholarship Page for a list scholarship resources that may be available to you. The list includes tuition assistance, pitch prizes, work study, and many more.

Crowdfunding Tips

Looking for tips to optimize your crowdfunding campaign? Watch this video by Indigogo founder Danae Ringelmann to learn ways to get more from your campaign and learn from unsuccessful attempts.