Support Us


For ten years, Docs In Progress has been committed to advancing the work of documentary filmmaking talent by supporting and empowering independent filmmakers of all backgrounds who want to make films to inform the public and even bring about social change. As a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, we could not fulfill our mission without your support. Your tax-deductible contribution allows us to continue to provide quality programs for the independent documentary community and community outreach programs to educate and engage the general public around documentary.

In our first decade, we have become more than just the vision of our founders to have a space where local documentary filmmakers could share their “docs in progress” and get feedback at screenings. We have evolved as more than that nonprofit organization located in the red brick house in downtown Silver Spring. Maryland where aspiring and emerging filmmakers come to learn, connect, and develop. We have become more than just a social media presence sharing information and resources on documentary filmmaking with more than 15,000 people around the globe. We’ve become all these things and more.

And we’ve done it thanks to you.  Individual contributions helped us launch a scholarship program for our production classes and camps, built our staff capacity, and have kept our roundtables,  screenings, and online resources free or near-free for all of our 10 years.

Your support will help Docs In Progress continue to innovate programs to foster and support new voices in documentary filmmaking while also spotlighting documentary as a force to bring together community dialogue.

Whether you are an individual who wants to support us with an annual fund contribution or are a corporation or organization wanting to sponsor a specific program through cash or in-kind donations, the generous gift you make will help us to sustain our successful programs and expand into new ones to support the documentary community.

If you prefer not to give online, you are also welcome to mail a check to:

Docs In Progress
8700 First Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Checks should be made payable to “Docs In Progress.”

For information or questions regarding foundation support, gifts, benefits of corporate sponsorships, in-kind contributions, or planned giving, please contact Erica Ginsberg at (301) 789-2797 or ericaATdocsinprogressDOTorg

Docs In Progress is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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Due Dilligence
Docs In Progress has earned the GuideStar Silver Exchange Seal, demonstrating our commitment to transparency.  We have also been named to the Catalogue for Philanthropy. You can see our most recent IRS tax filings and Public Reviews on GuideStar.

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