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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 August 2018

  • 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 (3)
    • 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
    • Charles Engelhard Foundation
    • Genuine Article Pictures
    • Perry and Martin Granoff
    • The Gruneich Foundation
    • Bill and Ruth Ann Harnisch - The Harnisch Foundation
    • Cindy Harrell Horn and Alan Horn
    • Karen Lauder
    • Lyn and Norman Lear
    • Lippman Family Foundation
    • Florence and Harry Sloan
    • Octavia Spencer
    • Kimberly Steward - K Period Media
    • Trott Family Foundation
    • Elizabeth & Kenneth Whitney
    • The Jacquelyn and Gregory Zehner Foundation

    $50,000 - $99,999

    • Joe and Liz Casale
    • David Chan
    • Donald C. Clark, Jr.
    • Kenneth Cole and Maria Cuomo Cole
    • David and Linda Cornfield
    • Rene and Rena Cruz - Esperanza Arts Foundation
    • Abigail E. Disney & Pierre N. Hauser - Like a River Fund
    • Jeanne Donovan Fisher
    • Dana and Andy Eckert
    • Philipp Engelhorn and Cameron Yates
    • Barry R. Feirstein
    • Linda and Bob Frankenberg
    • The Fredston-Hermann Family
    • Wyncote Foundation - Leonard Haas
    • Ann Hill
    • Caroline and Edward Hyman
    • Joanne Kagle
    • Barrie Landry
    • Jason Delane Lee and Yvonne Huff Lee
    • Bobbi and Marcus Lemonis
    • Shelly and Robert Light
    • David and Jody Lippman
    • Cristina Ljungberg
    • Ann Lovell
    • Joel Marcus
    • Nion McEvoy and Leslie Berriman
    • Jason Milstein
    • Elizabeth and Chuck Mooty
    • Damien Newman and Stacey Frost
    • Susan Bay Nimoy
    • Ken and Christina Nolan
    • Cameron O'Reilly
    • Natalie Orfalea and Louis Buglioli
    • John and Marcia Price Family Foundation
    • Gigi Pritzker and Michael Pucker
    • Rick and Melinda Reed
    • Riccitiello Family
    • Brenda Robinson
    • Nadine Schiff and Fred Rosen
    • Thomas E. Rothman and Jessica Harper
    • Christina and David Royce
    • Jared Ruga
    • Elena and Geoffrey Sands
    • Iris and Michael Smith
    • Jim and Susan Swartz
    • Janet and Gottfried Tittiger
    • John and Marva Warnock
    • Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin
    • Jenifer and Jeffrey Westphal
    • J.A. & H.G. Woodruff, Jr. Charitable Trust

    $30,000-$49,999

    • Anonymous
    • David Abrams
    • Thomas R. Ajamie
    • Frankie and Joseph Armstead
    • Steven and Carolyn Barg
    • Jenn Bastos & Suzy Hendriksen
    • Bill and Laurie Benenson
    • Joyce Keil-Chafin and Bruce Chafin
    • Hannalorre Chahine
    • Sharon Chang
    • Dwight Curry
    • Ian Darling
    • Dana DiCarlo and Scott Plank
    • Karen DiNunzio
    • Dobkin Family Foundation
    • Richard and Jill Schnitzer Edelson
    • The Eisenberg Family
    • Chandler and Oliver Evans
    • Nina and David Fialkow
    • Randi and Bob Fisher
    • William and Sakurako Fisher
    • Scott and Molly Forstall
    • Sally Gepp
    • Frederick Green
    • Debbie and Alan Gold
    • Kathleen Hagen
    • Andrew Hee and Rachel Erickson Hee
    • Dayna and Harvey Heller
    • Tony Hsieh
    • Arlene Inch
    • Suraj Israni
    • Peter and Sharon Ivany
    • Margo and Ken Jacobs
    • Jody Johnson
    • Sarah Johnson
    • Mike Kaeske and Haven Parchinski
    • Ann Kaplan and Robert Fippinger
    • Philip Kent
    • Kim Keywell and Liz Lefkofsky
    • Sebastien and Julie Lepinard
    • Kelley and Stephen Lubanko
    • Debbie McLeod and Jay Sears
    • Cathy and Alex Mendez
    • Susan and Gib Myers
    • Connie Orlando
    • David Paradice
    • Joan Platt
    • David E. Quinney III
    • Diana and Bruce Rauner
    • Nancy Stephens and Rick Rosenthal
    • Caryn and Barry Rudofsky
    • Linda and Michael Sachs
    • Beth Sackler and Jeffrey Cohen
    • Jane Solomon
    • The Steiner King Family
    • Lessing and Babbie Stern
    • Laura Stuart
    • Marilyn and Thomas Sutton
    • Marni and Richard Waterfield
    • Mark Wawro
    • Joanne Wilson
    • Jean and John Yablonski

    $20,000-$29,999

    • Anonymous (3)
    • Hallee Adelman
    • Phyllis and Scott Bedford
    • Jason Blum - Blumhouse Productions
    • April and Andrew Bosworth
    • David Cohen
    • Elliot Cooperstone
    • Gus Deardoff
    • Stephanie and Jon DeVaan
    • Distracted Globe Foundation
    • Tom Dolby
    • Jana Edelbaum
    • Simone Friedman
    • Philip Fung - A3 Foundation
    • Matthew and Jillian Garretson
    • Ambassador Mark & Nancy Gilbert
    • Jason Hirschhorn
    • Amanda Kelso
    • Ann Lewnes
    • Kim and Ping Li
    • Susan and Christopher Lockwood
    • Crystal and Charles Maggelet
    • Robert & Suzanne Marquardt
    • Matthew McCaw
    • Lynn and Tom Meredith
    • Nicholas Pardon
    • Stuart Pollard
    • Nicole and Paul Ricci
    • Carol Rosebrough
    • Tricia and Bryan Smith
    • Melissa and Marc Spellman
    • Peter Sullivan
    • Grazka Taylor
    • Gayle and Barry Tyerman
    • Andrea van Beuren
    • Blaine Vess

    $10,000-19,999

    • Anonymous (3)
    • Laurence Bardoff and Lilli Alberga
    • Andrew and April Bosworth
    • Leigh Ann Charlot
    • Matthew Clyde
    • Christine Curtis
    • Sarah Cuthill
    • Eric Diefenbach and JK Brown
    • Kevin and Molly Efrusy
    • Molly Ferrante
    • Leslie and Jeffrey Fischer
    • Ronaldo M. Foresti
    • Lenny Gail
    • Heather Goodman
    • Shari Gottlieb
    • Anne and Mark Hansen
    • Linda and Malcolm Hastings
    • Janice and Steven Hefter
    • Marleen and David Hood
    • Mark and Karen James
    • Sharrington and Parker Kennedy
    • Katherine Kohatsu
    • Melissa Lea
    • Alison Leupold
    • Karen and Gregg Lund
    • Nancy Medford
    • Rob and Laura Medway
    • Lauren Merage-Scarry
    • Meryl Metni and Ubiquitous Entertainment Group
    • Buzz and Donna Miller
    • Angella Nazarian
    • R. David Peeler
    • Kathryn Petersen
    • Patrice Picone
    • Ellen and Michael Rosenberg
    • J. Rutherford and Laura Seydel
    • Stacy Sachen
    • Jim and Stacy Scott
    • Linda and Rick Smaligo
    • Brad Smith
    • Keith St. Clair
    • Barry Stark
    • Rosalie Swedlin and Robert Cort
    • Nancy and Brent Trostle
    • George and Victoria Whipple
    • Diane Young
    • Teri Meno Zingale

    $5,000-9,999

    • Anonymous (5)
    • Eric Albritton
    • Cynthia Appley
    • Patti Askwith Kenner
    • Diana Baron
    • Lisa Baronsky
    • Judith and Thomas Billings
    • Blue Eyed Club Productions
    • Steven and Michael Boal
    • Alexandra Bowes
    • Noah Brandon and Shaida Talebreza Brandon
    • Greg Brockman
    • Jane Burns
    • David Burt
    • Marguerite and David Camarata
    • Susan Capitelli
    • Robyn Carp
    • Ron Carson
    • Kevin Casey
    • Eric Chern
    • Scott Claus
    • Marni and Bill Cohen
    • Peggy and Yogen Dalal
    • Deborah and Forrest Danson
    • Ruth and Phil Davidson
    • Greg Davis and Lynn Hopton
    • Anne and Pierre De Villemejane
    • Richard Desich
    • William Dietz
    • Driscoll Family
    • Annika Dubrall and Jigar Mehta
    • Linda and Thomas Dupree
    • Jill and Andrew Ellner
    • Gayle and Chip Everest
    • Elizabeth and Jesse Fink
    • Craig and Andrea Firpo
    • Jason Fish
    • Pamela and Jeff Foxworthy
    • Jason Friedrichs
    • Nancy and David Garrison
    • Richard Gilroy
    • Andrew Goldstein
    • Sapphira Goradia
    • Amy Miller Gross
    • Steve Harris
    • Robin Hauser Reynolds
    • James Heavener
    • Don and Lisanne Hendricks
    • Ashley Hirt and Dean Beeler
    • Terry and Ann Marie Horner
    • Leah Hunt-Hendrix
    • Barbara and Julius Hyatt
    • Mary Innis
    • Una Jackman and Jay Alix
    • Tasha Jamaluddin
    • Allison Jones
    • Barbara and Bob Jones
    • Jon Kamen
    • Jean Kaplan
    • Heather Kenihan
    • Mina Kim
    • Stefani and Scott Kimche
    • Patricia Kivel
    • Karen Kolling
    • Bonnie and Mark Kowalsky
    • Leslie and Deborah Kratter
    • Derek Kroeger
    • Whitaker Lader
    • David Lee
    • Suzanne Lerner
    • Shari Levitin and Lee Gerstein
    • Michael Levinthal
    • Jesse Liddell
    • Suzanne Lueder
    • Lumberyard Studios
    • Lauren and Todd Lustbader
    • Susannah Gray and John Lyons
    • Jenny and Andrew Mason
    • Linda Mason
    • Mike McCoy and Aleda Toma
    • Kris & Tim McGarry
    • Mr. & Mrs. Clayton McNeel
    • Katherine Milias
    • Chad Miller
    • Dale Miller
    • Virginia Mithoff
    • Laura Awazu and David Moromisato
    • Irene and Gary Mottola
    • Lee Neibart
    • The Nike Family
    • Judy and Henry Otto
    • Kelly and Michael Palmer
    • Cindy Pearlstein
    • Helen & Richard Porter
    • Andrew Prozes
    • Shelby Rachleff - Westridge Foundation
    • William Racolin
    • Jennifer Rainin
    • Stacey and Steven Rauch
    • Margaret Richardson
    • Michelle and Larry Richman
    • Barry Ritter, Christine Dockstader, Willow Ritter
    • Kara Ross
    • Ruthanne Roth
    • Wendy and Neil Sandler
    • Michael Sapir
    • Laurie and Owen Schwartz
    • Wendy and Frank Serrino
    • Maureen and Tom Shea
    • Debbie Shedlin
    • Donny Sheldon
    • Joel and Lisa Shine
    • Elisa and Brian Slobodow
    • Joy and Bruce Soll
    • Helene Sorin
    • Jennifer and Sandy Sternshein
    • James P. Steyer
    • Taucher Family Foundation
    • Judi and Howard Teig
    • Mary and Peter Tennyson
    • Rebecca Thomley
    • Zibby and Jim Tozer
    • Millicent and Todd Tracey
    • Lisa and Steve Tullman
    • Kristin and James Ulland
    • Christina Varotsis
    • Stacey and Paul Von Berg
    • Kelly Waller
    • Gary and Margo Weinstein
    • Martin Werner
    • Sue Wishnow
    • Barbara Wolf
    • Jean Wyman
    • Gayle and Sam Youngblood
    • James Zirin

    $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
    • Annenberg Foundation
    • Ford Foundation
    • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
    • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
    • Open Society Foundations
    • Skoll Foundation

    $500,000-$999,999

    • The Charles Engelhard Foundation
    • The Kendeda Fund
    • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
    • Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
    • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
    • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
    • Time Warner Foundation

    $250,000-$499,999

    • Cinereach
    • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
    • Science Sandbox/Simons Foundation
    • Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation
    • Surdna Foundation

    $100,000-$249,999

    • Arison Arts Foundation
    • Bertha Foundation
    • Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
    • George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation
    • Hollywood Foreign Press Association
    • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
    • Luma Foundation
    • The Sorenson Impact Center at the David Eccles School of Business

    $50,000-$99,999

    • Compton Foundation
    • Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund
    • The Shubert Foundation, Inc.

    $25,000-$49,999

    • Anonymous
    • The Fledgling Fund
    • H/3 Foundation
    • JL Foundation
    • Joan and Lewis Platt Foundation
    • The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust

    $10,000-$24,999

    • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
    • Code Blue Foundation
    • The William H. Donner Foundation
    • The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
    • EarthSense Foundation
    • Roger & Chaz Ebert Foundation
    • Film Music Foundation
    • Gruber Family Foundation
    • The Carrie Louise Hamilton Foundation
    • J.M. Kaplan Fund
    • Promontory Foundation
    • Richenthal Foundation
  • $500,000 and above

    • State of Utah

    $250,000–$499,999

    • National Endowment for the Arts

    $100,000–$249,999

    • Salt Lake County Economic Development Department
    • Summit County Restaurant Tax
    • Utah Office of Tourism, Film and Global Branding

    $50,000–$99,999

    • Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks (ZAP) Program
    • Summit County Recreation, Arts, and Parks (RAP) Tax

    $10,000–$24,999

    • Consulate General of Canada
    • swissnex San Francisco
    • Utah Division of Arts and Museums

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

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