Grantee Profile

American Documentary

Grants to American Documentary

  • $1,300,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Media

    BROOKLYN, NEW YORK — American Documentary, Inc. produces P.O.V., the award-winning, primetime, documentary film showcase on public television. P.O.V. presents intelligent, nuanced, and entertaining films on contemporary domestic and international social issues. Beyond broadcast, P.O.V. coordinates hundreds of public screenings and facilitates new media reinventions of its films to engage an even broader audience with the stories and issues presented in the films. This grant supports the production of P.O.V., and also a new documentary series, America Reframed, a collaboration of American Documentary and The World Channel.

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    BROOKLYN, NEW YORK — American Documentary, Inc. produces and broadcasts P.O.V. (Point of View), the longest-running documentary film series on television. Carried by PBS, P.O.V. presents high-quality, in-depth documentary programming on domestic and international current affairs and social issues. P.O.V. program staff provide editorial guidance and community engagement support to filmmakers, allowing them to take advantage of the latest technology to ensure that their stories reach the widest possible audience. This grant will be used to increase American Documentary's cash reserve, allowing it to respond to film funding opportunities on a timely basis; and to complete infrastructure upgrades on its new offices.

  • $1,500,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Media

    BROOKLYN, NEW YORK — In support of P.O.V., a documentary series on public television (over three years).

  • $1,500,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Media

    BROOKLYN, NEW YORK — In support of P.O.V. (Point of View), a documentary series on public television (over three years).

  • $1,500,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Media

    BROOKLYN, NEW YORK — In support of "P.O.V." (Point of View), a documentary series for public television (over three years).

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Media

    BROOKLYN, NEW YORK — In support of Active Voice, which designs and implements community outreach campaigns for documentary films.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded American Documentary $6,900,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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