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Support Our Annual Fund

Invest in the future of Docs In Progress!

Docs In Progress is 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. 

A gift to our Annual Fund supports year-round programming to support new voices in documentary film; screening programs of new and in-progress films that spotlight documentary as a force to bring together community dialogue;  specialized programs that foster documentary storytelling and technical skills for youth, elders, nonprofit staff, and career transitioners seeking workforce development; a nurturing, inclusive space to engage people of all backgrounds to explore documentary as a form of art, expression, and empowerment; keeping our screening programs, submission fees, and filmmaker roundtables free or near-free; and building staff capacity to be able to provide high-quality programming year-round.

If you would like to make a donation via credit card or PayPal directly on our website, simply select or enter the amount at the left side of this page (or scroll down below this text if you are on a mobile device)*. 

If you prefer to make a donation by check or via a donor-advised fund, our address is:

Docs In Progress
8560 Second Avenue
Suite 113
Silver Spring, MD 20910

* Occasionally our online donation system doesn't play nice with Google Chrome. If you are facing this issue, either try a different browser or you may donate via our page on the Catalogue for Philanthropy.


Docs In Progress has earned the GuideStar Gold Exchange Seal, demonstrating our commitment to transparency.  We have also been named to the Catalogue for Philanthropy, selected as one of the best nonprofits in the Washington DC region through a vetted process . You can see our IRS tax filings and Public Reviews on GuideStar

Questions? If you are interested in supporting a specific program or have other questions, please contact Interim Executive Director Barbara Valentino at 301-789-2797 or [email protected]