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

Docs In Progress is currently crowdfunding on Crowdrise to support expenses related to our unexpected move in January 2017. You can find out more about the move here and you can donate to the campaign here or by clicking the widget below.


If you prefer to make a donation by check, please make it payable to “Docs In Progress” and mail to: 

Docs In Progress 
8700 1st Avenue 
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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."



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 a scholarship program for our production classes and camps, built our staff capacity, and have ensured that roundtables,  screenings, submission fees, and online resources have been free or near-free since the beginning. 

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. 

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


Catalogue_for_Philanthropy.jpgDocs In Progress has earned the GuideStar Silver 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