Film Forum’s endowment began by an unsolicited challenge grant of $1.25 million by the Ford Foundation. Earnings from the endowment contribute to our operating budget and is currently worth $4.4 million. Gifts of $100,000 or more may be used to create endowed funds for the support of specific types of films.
The current list of endowed funds includes:
THE JOAN S. CONSTANTINER FUND FOR JEWISH AND HOLOCAUST FILMS, DONATED BY LEON CONSTANTINER AND FAMILY
THE RICHARD BRICK, GERI ASHUR, AND SARA BERSHTEL FUND FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE DOCUMENTARIES
THE R.G. RIFKIND FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT FOR QUEER CINEMA
THE GEORGE FASEL MEMORIAL FUND FOR CLASSIC FRENCH CINEMA
THE HELEN FRANKENTHALER ENDOWED FUND FOR FILMS ON ART
THE ROY LICHTENSTEIN FOUNDATION FUND
THE ROBERT JOLIN OSBORNE ENDOWED FUND FOR AMERICAN CLASSIC CINEMA OF THE 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s
For additional information, contact Alicia Pani, Director of Development, at (212) 627-2035 x225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.