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Our community of supporters resemble the artists they champion – dynamic, committed, and diverse – which is why there are many ways to support Sundance Institute. Whether you’re an individual donor interested in joining Sundance Circle for an enhanced Festival experience, a corporation looking to align your brand with the Sundance Film Festival, or a foundation seeking innovative ways to create social change, Sundance Institute connects you to the artists and programs you are most eager to support. Your investment preserves the work of artists in film, theatre, and music allowing thoughtful, provocative, independent voices to flourish.

Ways to Support

  • Become a Member today and join a community of like-minded individuals who believe in the power of great art. As a Sundance Institute Member, you’ll receive insider information on the best new films, plays and artists while receiving valuable benefits and discounts that complement your enthusiasm for adventurous storytelling. Learn More.

  • Whether your love is for theatre, film, the Festival or the Institute overall, we have the perfect program to connect you with your passion. Discover the ways to support Sundance Institute from a one-time gift through the Artist Fund, to joining Sundance Circle for year-round Institute engagement to championing the independent artists and stories you love through Artist Circle. Learn More.

  • Sundance Institute builds multi-faceted partnerships for leading brands to engage with a creative community of artists and audiences. From Film Festival sponsorships to named artist fellowships that provide funding to artists during their creative process, there are many unique ways to engage with Sundance Institute Learn More.

  • Foundation Giving enables Sundance Institute to support the vital work of independent storytellers. We work closely with each foundation to connect it to Institute activities that reflect shared values and priorities. Learn More.

  • Government partnerships are a vital part of our existence. Contributions from federal, state, and community agencies and embassies serve artists and audiences and provide endorsements for our local, national, and international work. Learn More.

  • Volunteering for Sundance Institute is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. We rely on volunteers from around the world who generously dedicate their time and commitment to the Sundance Film Festival, our summer labs in Utah, our year-round work at our Los Angeles, Park City, and New York City offices, and all of our many programs that support independent storytelling. Learn More.

  • Sundance Institute hosts special events across the country year-round to celebrate independent artists and to raise funds to support groundbreaking new work for the screen and stage. Join us!



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Donor Spotlights

Support For Sundance Institute

From Individual Donors to Sundance Institute Members and Foundations to Corporate Sponsors, we thank you for your commitment to our mission to advance the work of artists in film, theatre, and music and to promote these important voices in society.

As of February 2021

  • Dwight Anderson
    Ariel Investments, LLC
    Lin Arison
    Susan Cronyn
    Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
    Jake Eberts
    The Charles Engelhard Foundation
    Entertainment Industry Foundation
    Jeanne Donovan Fisher

    Ford Foundation
    Mellody Hobson
    Cindy and Alan Horn
    Karen Lauder
    LisaBeth Foundation
    Occidental Petroleum Corporation
    Geoffrey K. Sands
    Target Corporation
    Steve Tisch Foundation
    Walter L. Weisman

  • $100,000 & above

    • Anonymous
    • Mr. and Mrs. Ed Aldag, Jr.
    • Mary Lake Polan and Frank A. Bennack, Jr.—Hearst
    • Peggy Bergmann
    • Sandra and Malcolm Berman Charitable Foundation
    • John Boccardo and J. Derek Esplin
    • Steve Cohen and Paula Froehle—Chicago Media Project
    • Peyton Gallant
    • Genuine Article Pictures
    • The Gruneich Foundation
    • Bill and Ruth Ann Harnisch—The Harnisch Foundation
    • The Lozen Foundation
    • Maja Kristin
    • Karen Lauder
    • New Slate Ventures
    • Florence and Harry Sloan
    • Octavia Spencer
    • Violet Spitzer-Lucas and the Spitzer Family Foundation
    • Kimberly Steward—K Period Media
    • Elizabeth and Kenneth Whitney

    $50,000 - $99,999

    • Anonymous
    • Charmaine and Sean Bailey
    • Amy and Barry Baker Family Foundation
    • Paul and Katy Drake Bettner
    • Jason Blum—Blumhouse Productions
    • Barbara Bridges
    • Ebs Burnough and Pierre LaGrange
    • David Chan
    • Kenneth Cole and Maria Cuomo Cole
    • Pascal Desroches and Yvette DeGannes
    • Abigail E. Disney and Pierre N. Hauser—Like a River Fund
    • Jeanne Donovan Fisher
    • Philipp Engelhorn and Cameron Yates
    • Caterina Fake
    • Linda and Bob Frankenberg
    • The Horn Foundation
    • Wyck Godfrey
    • Rhianon Jones
    • Heather Kahlert—The Kahlert Foundation
    • Amanda Kelso
    • Charles and Stacey King
    • Barrie Landry
    • Lyn and Norman Lear
    • Jason Delane Lee and Yvonne Huff Lee
    • Suzanne Lerner
    • Ann Lewnes
    • Shelly and Robert Light
    • Cristina Ljungberg
    • Ann Lovell
    • Nion McEvoy and Leslie Berriman
    • Susan Bay Nimoy
    • Bill Plapinger and Cassie Murray
    • Gigi Pritzker and Michael Pucker
    • Alejandro Ramírez Magaña
    • Rick and Melinda Reed
    • Thomas E. Rothman and Jessica Harper
    • Elena and Geoffrey Sands
    • Nadine Schiff and Fred Rosen
    • Jim and Susan Swartz
    • Janet and Gottfried Tittiger
    • John and Marva Warnock
    • Jenifer and Jeffrey Westphal
    • The Jacquelyn and Gregory Zehner Foundation

    $35,000-$49,999

    • Anonymous
    • Nancy Blachman and David desJardins
    • Donald C. Clark, Jr.
    • David and Linda Cornfield
    • Dana and Andy Eckert
    • The Fredston-Hermann Family
    • Hantz Family
    • Ann Hill
    • Caroline and Edward Hyman
    • Matthew Prince
    • Pat Mitchell and Scott Seydel

    $20,000-$34,000

    • Anonymous
    • Hallee Adelman
    • Mohamed AlRafi
    • Frankie and Joseph Armstead
    • Phyllis and Scott Bedford
    • Colleen Bell
    • Thor Bjorgolfsson and Kristin Olafsdottir
    • April and Andrew Bosworth
    • Jen Chaiken
    • Beth and Jeffrey Cohen
    • Elliot Cooperstone
    • Pamela Crooke
    • Dwight Curry
    • Jeff Desich
    • Dobkin Family Foundation
    • Jana Edelbaum
    • Oliver Evans
    • Nina and David Fialkow
    • William and Sakurako Fisher
    • Janis Fleming
    • Philip Fung—A3 Foundation
    • Perry and Martin Granoff
    • Martha Gregory
    • Marni Grossman
    • Andrew Hee and Rachel Erickson Hee
    • Deirdre Hegarty
    • Jason Hirschhorn
    • Jamie Hormel
    • Tony Hsieh
    • Ken and Margaret Jacobs
    • Andrew Jarecki
    • Joyce Keil-Chafin and Bruce Chafin
    • Grace Lay and Sumalee Montano
    • Melony Lewis
    • Matt Lindner
    • Bruce and Lynn Lindsey
    • David and Jody Lippman
    • Lippman Family Foundation
    • Katy Loria
    • Robert and Suzanne Marquardt
    • Philip Maritz
    • Meryl Metni and Ubiquitous Entertainment Group
    • Susan Morrison
    • Mark Nunnelly
    • Constance Orlando
    • Maureen Pelton
    • Bill and Eva Price
    • Diana and Bruce Rauner
    • Carolyn Rozwat
    • Nicholas Pardon
    • Ken Pelletier
    • Shelby Rachleff—Westridge Foundation
    • Bill and Emily Reedy
    • Riccitiello Family
    • Adam Riemer
    • Carol Rosebrough
    • Jim and Stacy Scott
    • Jenn Lee Smith—Bewilder Films
    • Jane Solomon
    • Nancy Stephens and Rick Rosenthal
    • Peter Sullivan
    • Fred Thompson
    • Yoshi Tsuji—Philote Factory
    • Kevin and Shelley Turner
    • Andrea van Beuren
    • Marni and Richard Waterfield
    • Alexandra Wells
    • Ed Wilson
    • Joanne Wilson

    $10,000-19,999

    • Anonymous
    • Ellen Bialis
    • Steven Boal
    • Michele Boal
    • Anne and Jim Bodnar
    • Sue Bostrom
    • Robyn Carp
    • Jennifer Carrico
    • Hannalorre Chahine
    • Anla Chang
    • Christine Curtis
    • Robert De Swart
    • Sean Devlin
    • Dana DiCarlo and Scott Plank
    • Kevin and Molly Efrusy
    • Wendy Ettinger
    • Leslie and Jeffrey Fischer
    • Patty Francfort
    • Lenny Gail
    • Kieran and Mel Gallahue
    • Jessica Goldman-Foung
    • Roberto Grande
    • Kathleen Hagen
    • Linda and Malcolm Hastings
    • Terry and Ann Marie Horner
    • Arlene Inch
    • Mark and Karen James
    • Steve Jang
    • Ann Kaplan and Robert Fippenger
    • Jean Kaplan
    • Sharrington and Parker Kennedy
    • Phil Kent
    • Katherine Kohatsu
    • Alison Leupold
    • Edde Loelinger
    • Crystal and Charles Maggelet
    • Janelle Mariani
    • Linda Mason
    • Cathy and Alex Mendez
    • Buzz and Donna Miller
    • Elizabeth and Chuck Mooty
    • Kelly and Michael Palmer
    • Marian E. Davis and David R. Parker Foundation
    • Kathryn Petersen
    • Patrice Picone
    • Kara Ross
    • J. Rutherford and Laura Seydel
    • Stacy Sachen
    • Susan Sherrerd
    • Tricia and Bryan Smith
    • David Stertzer
    • Laura Stuart
    • Rosalie Swedlin and Robert Cort
    • Rebecca Teitel
    • Gayle and Barry Tyerman
    • Christina Varotsis
    • Marni McKinney Waterfield and Richard Waterfield
    • Martin Werner
    • Kat White

    $5,000-9,999

    • Anonymous
    • Jim Altman
    • Elizabeth Bagley
    • Lisa Baronsky
    • Paula Bennett
    • Elizabeth and Richard Berman
    • Bill Bindley
    • Biniam Bizuneh
    • Alexandra Bowes
    • Mary Boyle
    • Stephen Braun
    • Benjamin Breitbart
    • Carlease Burke
    • Marguerite and David Camarata
    • Ximena Camus
    • David Carrico
    • Ron Carson
    • Sharon Chang
    • Lorinda Chiang
    • Scott Claus
    • Joseph Cleary
    • Larry Clemmensen
    • Matthew Clyde
    • Sarah Cuthill
    • Peggy and Yogen Dalal
    • Deborah and Forrest Danson
    • Ruth and Phil Davidson
    • Michael Decker
    • Fotene Demoulas
    • William Dietz
    • Karen DiNunzio
    • Annika Dubrall and Jigar Mehta
    • Martha Dudley
    • Linda and Thomas Dupree
    • Richard and Jill Schnitzer Edelson
    • Jill and Andrew Ellner
    • Mary Jo Emfield
    • Christine Fisher
    • Audra Ford-Paterna
    • Scott and Molly Forstall
    • Pamela Foxworthy
    • Susan and Eric Fredston-Hermann and Family
    • Jason Friedrichs
    • Ambassador Mark and Nancy Gilbert
    • Andrew Goldstein
    • Sapphira Goradia
    • Shari Gottlieb
    • Sherri and John Grace
    • The Gardner Grout Foundation
    • Anna Guiro
    • Steve Harris
    • Anna Hashmi
    • Robin Hauser Reynolds
    • Sheree and Lawrence Hayward
    • Ted Dintersmith and Elizabeth Hazard
    • Janice and Steven Hefter
    • Jim Hinrichs
    • Lynn Hubbard
    • Leah Hunt-Hendrix
    • Barbara and Julius Hyatt
    • Mary Innis
    • Kiva Iscol
    • Justine Jacob
    • Karen and Mark James
    • Andrea Jaron
    • Allison Jones
    • Barbara and Bob Jones
    • Artemis Joukowsky
    • Jon Kamen
    • Elizabeth Karlsberg
    • Jeff and Tracy Katz
    • Heather Kenihan
    • Mina Kim
    • Stefani and Scott Kimche
    • Patricia Kivel
    • Bonnie and Mark Kowalsky
    • Whitaker Lader
    • Jim Ladner
    • Ryan Laney
    • David Lee
    • Michael Levinthal
    • Shari Levitin and Lee Gerstein
    • Ted Lieu
    • Susan Lim
    • Kelley and Stephen Lubanko
    • Suzanne Lueder
    • Lumberyard Studios
    • John Lyons
    • James McElwee
    • Mr. and Mrs. Clayton McNeel
    • Nancy Medford
    • Paris Medsger
    • Rob and Laura Medway
    • Joanna Miles-Basta
    • Katherine Milias
    • Dale Miller
    • Roswitha Mueller
    • Reid Nagle
    • Tim Nash
    • Steven Norris
    • Susan Noyes
    • Opeyemi Olagbaju
    • Lori Ordover
    • Judy and Henry Otto
    • Ryan Pallas
    • Cindy Pearlstein
    • Andrea Piatt
    • Carrie Pomerantz
    • Stuart Pollard
    • Dwight Poler
    • John and Marcia Price Family Foundation
    • Jennifer Rainin—in memory of Graham Leggat
    • Stacey and Steven Rauch
    • Judith Rice
    • Michelle and Larry Richman
    • Fiona and Sophia Robert
    • Jen Roddick
    • Kyra Rogers
    • Ruthanne Roth
    • Laurie and Owen Schwartz
    • Maureen and Tom Shea
    • Joel and Lisa Shine
    • Lori Sibunruang
    • Pamela Skene
    • Linda and Rick Smaligo
    • Joy and Bruce Soll
    • Melissa Soros
    • Melissa and Marc Spellman
    • The Steiner King Family
    • Santiago Tapia
    • Danielle Tapper
    • Kat Taylor and Tom Steyer
    • Howard and Judi Teig
    • Mary and Peter Tennyson
    • Judy and Tim Terrell
    • Rebecca Thomley
    • Zibby and Jim Tozer
    • Millicent and Todd Tracey
    • Brent Trostle
    • Lisa and Steve Tullman
    • Gary and Margo Weinstein
    • Elaine Weis
    • Gayle Wieseneck
    • Barbara Wolf
    • Nancy Woolf
    • Jean Wyman
    • Jean and John Yablonski

    $2,500-$4,999

    • Sid Ahl
    • Lisa Anderson
    • Marilyn August
    • Brian Azouz
    • Julie Beffort
    • Alice Berger
    • Mary Boyle
    • Patrick Carothers
    • Jill I Carter
    • Tara Chen
    • Russ Caso
    • Donna Colomby
    • Mary Delle Stelzer
    • Stuart Stelzer
    • Lisa L Donini
    • Ruth Duenser
    • Mary Ellyn R. Hogan
    • Ellen Falguiere
    • Robert Finney
    • Christopher Gabrieli
    • Ryan Gallagher
    • Andrew Garbarino
    • Gabriella Glenn
    • Kim K Goldberg
    • Roger S. Goldman
    • Peggy Goulding
    • Peggy Gutterman
    • Edith Haddock
    • Edward Haddock Jr
    • Kimberly Hansen
    • Caroline Hargreaves
    • Doris Harrigan
    • Allison Hill
    • Gretchen Hollingsworth
    • Barbara Hulit
    • Gina Jansen
    • Seth Kaufman
    • David Kelly
    • Ellen Kirsh
    • Rahul Kishore
    • Lisa Koxlien
    • Sandra Kozel
    • Peter LaFleche
    • Sandy Leong-Gelfond
    • Patricia A Lucas
    • Chayah Masters
    • Howard Mavity
    • Charles Mudd
    • Edward Nahmias
    • Sharon Nehls
    • Peter Niehoff
    • Bryan OKeefe
    • Paul Panelli
    • Pishnu Peamchareon
    • Diane Philips
    • Jodi Pliskin
    • Laura Poitras
    • Matthew Ratner
    • Steven Rosenfeld
    • Howard R Rothwell
    • Celeste Roxbury
    • Lawrence Rubin
    • John Ruhl
    • Shawn Ryan
    • Angela M. Schmidt
    • Shauna Schmunk
    • Elizabeth Schwartz
    • William H Scripps
    • Russell A Smith
    • Pamela Stevenson
    • Chelsea R Stith
    • Curtis Tamkin
    • Katarina van Alebeek
    • Stephen Wallace
    • Amy Weis
    • Elaine Weis
    • Kaylene Whalen
    • Emily White
    • Kat White
    • Gayle Wieseneck
    • Lori L Wulfe
    • Thomas Zimmermann
  • $1,000,000 and above

    • Acton Family Giving
    • explore.org, a direct charitable activity of the Annenberg Foundation
    • Ford Foundation
    • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
    • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
    • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
    • The Open Society Foundations

    $500,000-$999,999

    • Anonymous
    • Charles Engelhard Foundation
    • W. K. Kellogg Foundation
    • The Kendeda Fund
    • Luminate
    • Sandbox Films
    • Skoll Foundation
    • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

    $250,000-$499,999

    • The David and Lura Lovell Foundation
    • Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation

    $100,000-$249,999

    • Arison Arts Foundation
    • Cinereach
    • Compton Foundation
    • Critical Minded
    • Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund
    • George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation
    • Hollywood Foreign Press Association
    • Ruderman Family Foundation
    • Surdna Foundation

    $50,000-$99,999

    • Anonymous
    • Bertha Foundation
    • The Fledgling Fund
    • Luma Foundation
    • Nia Tero Foundation
    • The Shubert Foundation, Inc.

    $25,000-$49,999

    • Anonymous
    • Asante Family Philanthropic Fund
    • Code Blue Foundation
    • EarthSense Foundation
    • Harbour
    • Indigenous Screen Office
    • JL Foundation
    • Joan and Lewis Platt Foundation
    • Robert Chinn Foundation
    • The Yellow Chair Foundation

    $10,000-$24,999

    • The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
    • Film Music Foundation
    • Gruber Family Foundation
    • Promontory Foundation

    $5,000-$9,999

    • Cliff Curtis
    • Felix Culpa
    • Carrie Louise Hamilton Foundation
    • Francena T. Harrison Foundation Trust
    • Indigenous Media Initiatives
    • Deborah Reinisch and Michael Theodore Fund
  • $500,000 and above

    • State of Utah
    • Utah Division of Arts & Museums

    $250,000–$499,999

    • National Endowment for the Arts

    $100,000–$249,999

    • Oneida Indian Nation
    • Salt Lake County Community Services
    • Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP)
    • Summit County Restaurant Tax

    $50,000–$99,999

    • Summit County Recreation, Arts, and Parks (RAP) Tax

    $10,000–$49,999

    • New Zealand Film Commission
    • Salt Lake City Arts Council

    Special thanks to the Utah Film Commission, Park City Municipal Corporation, and Park City Visitors Bureau and Film Commission.

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