Foundation and Government Giving

Foundations and government agencies provide important funding for arts and cultural organizations in the United States and are a vital part of Sundance Institute's community of supporters. The Institute receives significant grants from leading national, regional, community, and family foundations and government agencies that share our commitment to support new original work by groundbreaking artists.

For more information on Foundation and Government Giving, please contact the Sundance Institute Development Office at 310-492-2311 or

Throughout the past year, generous program support received from the following  donors helped sustain Sundance Institute’s ability to serve independent film and theatre artists in numerous ways. We are deeply grateful to each of them.


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
The Ammon Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation
Arcus Foundation
Bertha Foundation
Compton Foundation
The Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation
The Charles Engelhard Foundation
The Film Music Foundation
Firestone / von Winterfeldt Family Fund
Ford Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Hollywood Foreign Press Association
The Harnisch Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
LUMA Foundation
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The Maurice Marciano Family Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Native Arts and Cultures Foundation
Norlien Foundation
Open Society Foundations
Princess Grace Foundation-USA
Promontory Foundation
S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation
The Tony Randall Theatrical Fund
Richenthal Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation
The Shubert Foundation, Inc.
The Skoll Foundation
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
Surdna Foundation
Time Warner Foundation
Wallace Foundation
Wallace Global Fund
Zygmunt & Audrey Wilf Foundation


Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
Park City Municipal Corporation
Park City Visitors Bureau and Film Commission
President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
Salt Lake City Arts Council
Salt Lake County Economic Development Department
Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Program
Summit County Recreation, Arts, and Parks
Summit County Restaurant Tax
University of Utah
Utah Arts Council
Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development
Visit Salt Lake

*Gifts made between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2013