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CW Film Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-05-29

At A Glance

CW Film Foundation, Inc.

(doing business as The Global Film Initiative)

3701 Sacramento St., No. 401

San Francisco, CA United States 94118-1705


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-06-30)

Assets: $99,528

Total giving: $45,000





Purpose and Activities

The initiative promotes cross-cultural understanding through the medium of cinema by supporting the production of authentic and accessible stories created in the developing world, and their distribution through the schools and leading cultural institutions of the U.S.

Program Area(s)

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

Feature-Film Production Grants

These grants of up to $10,000 each, awarded each winter and summer, are given to filmmakers whose work exhibits artistic excellence, authentic self-representation, and accomplished storytelling. Grants are used to support the completion of film production and subsidize post-production costs, such as laboratory and sound mixing fees and access to modern editing systems. Grant applications will be accepted from applicants from the following regions: Latin America; the Caribbean; Africa; the Middle East; Asia (excluding Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan); and Oceania (excluding Australia and New Zealand). Eligible films must be feature-length (above 65 minutes) narratives that take place exclusively in the regions from which applications are accepted, and that are not documentary or short film submissions; may be in pre-production, production, or post-production; and must already have substantial production funding in place.

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • Film and video
  • International relations
International Interests
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Caribbean
  • Eastern Europe
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Oceania

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-06-30

Assets: $99,528 (market value)

Gifts received: $101,000

Expenditures: $77,049

Total giving: $45,000

Qualifying distributions: $77,049