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Pacific Pioneer Fund, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

Pacific Pioneer Fund, Inc.

(formerly Pioneer Fund, Inc.)

P.O. Box 33

Inverness, CA United States 94937

Telephone: (650) 996-3122


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $318,503

Total giving: $31,000





Additional Contact Information

Application address: P.O. Box 5775, Berkeley, CA 94705


Established in 1979 in CA

Purpose and Activities

Grants to emerging documentary filmmakers with several years of practical film or video experience paid through public charities. Filmmakers are eligible for one grant during their careers; Rejected applicants must wait at least one year before reapplying.

Program Area(s)

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

Grants to Individuals Program

Grants to emerging documentary filmmakers or videographers who live and work in CA, OR, or WA.

Media Grants

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 are made to public charities which undertake to supervise any project from which individuals receive funds. The fund does not support instructional or performance documentaries, or student film projects. Filmmakers are eligible for only one grant from the fund during their careers.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Communication media
  • Information and Communications
Population Groups
  • LGBTQ people
  • People of East Asian descent
  • People of Asian descent

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $318,503 (market value)

Expenditures: $49,025

Total giving: $31,000

Qualifying distributions: $31,000