Make a donation to Docs In Progress

Online donations to Docs In Progress can be made through the Catalogue for Philanthropy.

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

Docs In Progress
801 Wayne Avenue
Suite G-100
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Docs In Progress is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law and will support various programs and operations of Docs In Progress.

NOTE: If you are trying to make a donation to one of our fiscally sponsored projects, you must do that on the page for the specific project or we will presume your donation is to support Docs In Progress itself rather than the film project. Go to this link and click on the image of your preferred project, then fill out the donation amount and click "Pay Online."


Your support helps 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.

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. Your 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.

Individual contributions helped us launch scholarship programs for our production classes and camps, built our staff capacity, and have ensured that roundtables,  screenings, submission fees, and online resources have remained free or near-free since the beginning.

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.

We are grateful to the institutions and individuals who already support Docs In Progress.



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.



Contact Executive Director Erica Ginsberg at 301-789-2797 or erica AT docsinprogress DOT com.