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LEF Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-10-21

At A Glance

LEF Foundation

2422 Debbie Way

Calistoga, CA United States 94515-1202

Telephone: (707) 486-6806


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $8,649,758

Total giving: $495,250





Additional Contact Information

New England and Moving Image Fund address: P.O. Box 382066, Cambridge, MA 02238-2866, tel.: (617) 492-5333, fax: (617) 868-5603; e-mail:


Established in 1985 in CA

Purpose and Activities

The foundation supports contemporary work in the areas of film, architecture, design, and the visual and performing arts.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Grants that foster the creative development of artists including independent film and video, who are living and working in the six New England states.

Moving Image Fund

This program invests in innovative feature-length documentary films (by New England independent documentary filmmakers) that demonstrate excellence in technique, strong storytelling ability, and originality of artistic vision and voice. The selected projects address a broad range of topics and a variety of approaches to the documentary form. All of these filmmakers bring a strong creative eye to their work and share a unique intimacy with their subjects. Additionally, the grantees represent a group of filmmakers at different stages in their artistic careers, from emerging to established artists. See foundation web site for further information.

Fields of Interest

  • Architecture
  • Arts and culture
  • Communication media
  • Film and video
  • Information and Communications
  • Spoken word
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adults
  • American Indians
  • Artists and performers
  • Ethnic and racial groups

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $8,649,758 (market value)

Gifts received: $888,976

Expenditures: $754,245

Total giving: $495,250

Qualifying distributions: $704,641