Fiscal Sponsorship


Under Media Arts Center San Diego’s fiscal sponsorship program, members approved by the fiscal sponsorship Committee conduct their film and video projects under the MACSD non-profit umbrella, allowing them to apply for grants, and to accept tax deductible contributions from individuals.  Over $1,500,000 has been raised for local filmmakers and community groups since MEDIA ARTS started our fiscal sponsorship program in 1999.

There’s only a 8% administrative fee and MACSD has a quick turn-around for those projects needing a fiscal sponsor for its’ upcoming fundraising/development campaign.

Please note that MACSD itself does not give funding grants through the fiscal sponsorship program, and sponsored projects are entirely responsible for their own fundraising. View the AGREEMENT and HOW TO APPLY for fiscal sponsorship.

Current & past projects for which MACSD has acted as a fiscal sponsor include:

      • Accomando, Beth – Film Geeks San Diego / Film School Confidential
      • Artenstein, Isaac – Frontier Jews
      • Bender, Kevin – Title TBA
      • Blue, Carroll – Title TBA
      • Byrd, Beth – Everyone Their Grain Of Sand
      • Castañeda, Laura – Stories de la Frontera
      • Cilley, Jodi – San Diego Independent & Student Film Foundation
      • Day, Mark – Gary MacEoin project
      • Day, Mark & Paul Espinosa – Pain and Privilege in Peñasquitos
      • Day, Mark & Paul Espinosa – Chunky Sanchez
      • Espinosa, Paul , Lyn Goldfarb, Emiko Omori & Jed Riffe – Beyond the Dream
      • Esquer, Mario – The Children of the Conquistadors
      • Fab Lab San Diego  
      • Finding Families in Mexico
      • Franco, Willie – Tu es mi otro yo
      • Gonzalez, Xochitl – Powder
      • Gonzalez, Xochitl Gonzalez – Rocket Man
      • Grandhaw, Patrick – Title TBA
      • Hernandez, Sebastian – Unfamiliar
      • Horrible Imaginings Film Festival – Rodriguez, Miguel
      • Los Bilingual Writers 
      • Massimei, Marc Anthony – San Diego Indie (SDI)
      • Newlander, Mark -“Through My Eyes”
      • Okun, Tony – Title TBA
      • Paras, Gulliver – Crime in Progress
      • Pelayo, Carlos – Megan
      • Rescue Me (Doggie Street Festival) – Jude Artenstein
      • Reyes, Rodrigo – Sanson and Me
      • Rice, Andy – Diary of a Red Carpet
      • Rast, Cassidy 
      • Romani, Rebecca – Arabs Anonymous/No Hay Moros
      • Sousa, David – Depression and Disthymia A Balancing Act
      • San Diego Film Critics Society
      • San Diego Mini Maker Faire
      • Speak City Heights
      • Trumbull-LaValle, Kate – Ovarian Pschos
      • Umar, Farheen – Women of Islam

To make tax deductible contributions to any of these projects, or for more information, contact Ethan van Thillo at MACSD at 619-230-1938, Fax # 619-230-1937,