|Application procedure:||Letter of Inquiry|
|Donor base:||United States|
|Eligible applicants:||Individual, Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business|
|Grant size:||Small - up to $100,000|
|Minimum grant size:||-|
|Total available budget:||-|
|Maximum grant size:||-|
|Funding ratio:||up to 100%|
- Arts & Culture
- Human Rights
- Media & Journalism
- Social Inclusion
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela
Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen
Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine
Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
The Ford Foundation supports artist-driven film and new media storytelling projects that explore aspects of inequality, as well as the organizations and networks that support these projects. If your proposal is for film or new media content: Is your project independently produced, and does the final editorial control lie with the filmmaker or project team (i.e., not commissioned work for hire, commercially contracted, or otherwise compromised in terms of editorial independence)? Is your project designed to question or reframe mainstream discourse or stereotypes around your subject? Please describe how your project might transform existing beliefs and values. Is your project designed to aesthetically expand or experiment with film or new media storytelling genres? If so, how?
All projects submitted for JustFilms grants will be judged on the basis of:
- Artistic excellence
- Contemporary relevance
- Alignment with Ford priorities
- Potential for strategic impact
- Potential to transform stereotypes, beliefs, and value systems
- Creativity and innovation in form
- Potential to build cultural power and voice in marginalized communities
Eligible applicants are media organisations and individuals.
Actions can take place in various countries worldwide.
Total funding volume and grant sizes are not specified.
JustFilms accepts letters of inquiry for grants year round, averaging between 800 and 1,000 inquiries. Their funds are limited, and they are able to support only a small percentage of these projects through direct grants. The submission is done online.