Film Screening Grant

From VegFund

VegFund empowers vegan advocates worldwide through grant funding and supporting effective outreach that inspires people to choose and maintain a vegan lifestyle.

Grant uses

Overview

Films are powerful tools for social change. VegFund screening grants can cover screening licenses and event-related costs of screenings such as venue rental, literature, and vegan food samples. Great documentaries engage the viewer emotionally through skillful storytelling about real lives and events while often revealing information that is obscured from the public eye. Imaginative and entertaining filmmaking effectively stirs the emotions of viewers.

For Film Screening events, VegFund can fund up to $250 towards licensing fees and will reimburse you after the film has been screened. If the event is reaching an audience of 500+, a larger license fee may be approved. VegFund may support other expenses such as food samples, literature, and venue fees. VegFund will consider covering marketing expenses aimed at increasing the attendance for a given project. These expenses may include social media ads (example: Facebook) and flyers or radio advertisements. Grants are awarded retroactively/as event reimbursements.

Eligibility

Organization's Location
Global
Program Location
Global
Organization Type
Individuals
501(c)(3)
Other
  • Project proposed for funding must be 100% vegan and devoid of any animal exploitation, and the message must be focused on promoting veganism or plant-based living.
  • Approval of marketing expenses will depend on the number of individuals you project to reach and how targeted your marketing plan appears. Quotes or estimates should be presented, if available.
  • Project must have at least one vegan organizer who can act as a “vegan ambassador” on behalf of other vegans.
  • International applicants must establish a PayPal account before applying for a grant.

Ineligibility

VegFund reserves the right to withhold reimbursement for the following items: alcohol, non-vegan foods (food or ingredients that are not readily available for purchase in your area), water or other beverages that are vegan by default (e.g. soda, coffee, tea, juice), gratuities, food/stipends/other incentives for volunteers
Events that take place in private homes
Honorariums or fees for speakers/speakers' lodging or other travel expenses
Film or documentary production expenses
With some exceptions, VegFund also does not fund full meals for events or event attendees
With some exceptions for contracted services, VegFund does not reimburse for wages for grants that are awarded to individuals
Individual applicants who are are not 18 years of age or older
Applicants who are not vegan or plant-based (some exceptions made for non-vegan individuals hosting VegFund-approved film screenings or non-vegans partnering with vegans to host an event that aims to reach a mostly non-vegan audience).
Ads or videos that promote illegal activities are prohibited.
up to 250

Submission

Review Criteria

When evaluating, reviewers will consider the following questions, among others:

  • Does the applicant have a defined plan in place to carry out the project?
  • Is there a clear, itemized budget?
  • Is there a specific start date and end date?
  • For larger projects and events, is there a team in place, or is this a one-person-show?
  • Does the project target a non-vegan audience?
  • Does the project target a specific non-vegan audience, and is that audience well-defined?
  • Does the applicant provide evidence for targeting these audiences?
  • Does the project deliver a compelling vegan message?
  • Does the applicant present clearly defined goals for the project?
  • Is there a communications plan, if needed?
  • Is there a clear plan for evaluating event/activity effectiveness?