Brunch at Mateo Bar de Tapas, 2014 SDF Spring Fundraiser

Brunch at Mateo, SDF Spring Fundraiser


You’ve heard the saying, right—”It takes a village?” SDF relies on a number of revenue streams to carry out our ambitious mission and programming. We actively seek financial support from grant makers, foundations, and family trusts. We welcome corporate and business support. Our devoted Board of Directors organizes three annual fundraising events, and many passionate individuals contribute to our bottom line each year.

There are many ways to support SDF


One Time Donation
We welcome one-time contributions via check, credit card, or even via stock transfers. Click here to make a donation online, or feel free to mail a check to our Durham office:

Southern Documentary Fund
P.O. Box 3622
Durham NC 27702

Recurring Donations
Recurring donations provide SDF with critical cash flow throughout the year, and we make it easy for you to do with a credit card. Even modest amounts of regular support add up. Click here to make a recurring donation (be sure to check the “Make This Recurring” box).

Producers Circle
SDF’s Producers Circle is a group of committed supporters that donate a minimum each year to keep the organization strong and sustainable. Contact us at to learn how you can become a member of the Producer’s Circle.

Matching Gifts
Make your donation go further! Check with your employer about matching your charitable donation. If your donation to SDF qualifies for a matching gift, please fill out the matching gift form from your employer and mail it to SDF along with your donation.

Corporate Sponsorship
Do SDF’s mission, programming, and projects make a perfect match with your business or company? Consider becoming an annual corporate sponsor. As a sponsor, you will receive benefits that you can share with your employees or clients. Sponsorship packages can be customized to best meet your company’s marketing, publicity, and community outreach needs. Contact us at for more details.

When you are in the Triangle, be sure to support our corporate friends

Thank you to these generous businesses for their support of SDF in 2017.

Grants and Foundation Support
SDF actively seeks support from government arts agencies, private foundations, family trusts, and other organizations that offer funding opportunities. We are grateful to the institutions that support of our programs and services.