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Providing Platforms for Genre-Defying Black, Brown, and Indigenous Art.

Sustain our work and join a vibrant community of fellow film and media advocates, trailblazers, and game changers who are helping BlackStar grow. Your support is what helps us grow and sustain our staff, so we can continue addressing the structural barriers faced by Black, Brown, and Indigenous artists globally.

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• All donations are tax deductible
• Make a gift online via credit card or by check
• Make a gift through your employer’s match program
• Become a sustaining donor with a monthly gift

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Corporate Sponsorship

• Support one of our many amazing programs and at the same time, support your company’s business objectives
• Sponsors receive many benefits throughout the year (e.g., activation opportunities, invitations to special events, merch discounts for staff, and more)
• Reach thousands through the BlackStar network of filmmakers, artists, and other partners
• Become a part of the BlackStar universe

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I’d like to arrange for a screening and conversation at my work, does BlackStar do this?

Yes, BlackStar has year-round curatorial programming where organizations and/or companies will invite us to curate a selection of films and host a panel discussion or conversation. If you’d like to inquire more about this, please email our Program Manager, Nyla Daniel, at Nyla [at] blackstarfest.org.

Does BlackStar accept in-kind donations?

On occasion, BlackStar will accept in-kind donations to support specific programming events like the film festival. If you have any questions, please email Development Manager, Michele Pierson, at Michele [at] blackstarfest.org.

Does BlackStar offer any advertising opportunities?

Yes, BlackStar does have advertising opportunities. Please email our Marketing & Engagement Director, Swabreen Bakr, at Swabreen [at] blackstarfest.org to learn more.

I would like my company to sponsor BlackStar, how do I do this?

BlackStar welcomes corporate sponsorship and invites corporate sponsors to explore what opportunity is best aligned with their interests. Our corporate sponsors have supported our annual film festival, filmmaker seminar, filmmaker lab and more.

For more information or if you’d like to schedule a meeting to discuss existing or bespoke opportunities, please email our Senior Director of Development & Operations, Catherine Lee at Catherine [at] blackstarfest.org.

How do I include BlackStar in my estate planning?

Please email questions to our Senior Director of Development & Operations, Catherine Lee at Catherine [at] blackstarfest.org

If I make a donation to BlackStar, is it tax-deductible?

Yes, if you make a charitable donation to BlackStar, it is considered a tax-deductible donation. Please visit the IRS website for more guidelines on charitable giving.

My workplace offers matched donations. How do I set that up?

BlackStar Projects is listed on Benevity Causes, used by a majority of corporate workplaces for charitable giving. If your employer is not on Benevity Causes or implements its match program differently, use our EIN number, 75-3129761. If you have questions, please email our Senior Director of Development & Operations, Catherine Lee at Catherine [at] blackstarfest.org

My workplace offers the option to donate from my paycheck. Can I donate to BlackStar this way?

BlackStar is currently enrolled in Benevity Causes, used by a majority of corporate workplaces for charitable giving. Use our EIN number, 75-3129761, to designate your gift. If you have questions, please email our Senior Director of Development & Operations, Catherine Lee at Catherine [at] blackstarfest.org


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Foundations

Support for BlackStar is provided in part by Critical Minded, Ford Foundation/JustFilms, Hewlett Foundation, Independence Public Media Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, McLean Contributionship, Mellon Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Perspective Fund, Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Philadelphia's Cultural Treasures, Pop Culture Collaborative, Ruth Foundation for the Arts, Samuel S. Fels Fund, Surdna Foundation, Wallace Foundation, William Penn Foundation, and Wyncote Foundation. Invaluable support is provided by the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.