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Sponser a Veteran Documentary Corps Film

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Help us tell the true veteran story!

Your gift goes directly towards covering the costs to identify, produce, create and distribute veteran stories.

Empower Veterans

Veteran Documentary Corps (VDC) firmly believes that partnering professional filmmakers with veterans to tell the veteran’s own story transforms lives and bridges the gap between their experiences and that of civilians. Too often civilians do not fully understand the dreams, struggles, and passions of the individuals that serve in uniform. VDC documentaries provide truthful accounts that engage viewers in meaningful ways while enhancing veteran-to-veteran and community engagement.

Each documentary costs between $6,000 and $8,000 to produce depending on where the veteran lives and the filmmakers we hire to work with the veteran to make the film. By joining our efforts to make and distribute these documentaries, you will help to:

  • Inspire other veterans to tell their stories.
  • Encourage public understanding and engagement.
  • Give the diverse veterans experience a voice.

Donor Levels

Executive Producer $6,000

Donations go toward the production and distribution of one veteran’s story of your choice to include providing an honorarium to the selected veteran for his or her time. Your name will be added to the film’s credits as Executive Producer as well as the “donor acknowledgement” page on the VDC website.

Producer $2,500

Donations go toward the production and distribution of one veteran’s story of your choice, typically either paying for the services of the director, cinematographer and/or editor. Your name will be added to the film’s credits as Producer as well as the “donor acknowledgement” page on the VDC website.

Associate Producer $1,000

Donations go toward the production and distribution of a veteran’s story of your choice, typically the Grip, Gaffer, or Sound Recordist. Your name will be added to film’s credits as Crew as well as the “donor acknowledgement” page on the VDC website.

Crew $500

Donations go toward the distribution of one veteran’s story of your choice, including submissions to international and national film festivals and libraries. Your name will be added to the “donor acknowledgement” page on the VDC website.

Friend $100

Donations on this level go toward costs associated with meals and lodging during production of one Veteran’s story. Your name will be added to the “donor acknowledgement” page on the VDC website.

Other $

Any amount helps VDC get one step closer to bringing a veteran’s unique story to the world. As a non-profit organization we appreciate any amount you are able to contribute.

Make a Gift to the Veteran Documentary Corps Endowment

Take Action

If you would like to make a tax deductable donation to our corps of documentaries, please mail your check to:

Veteran Documentary Corps
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave. FA 245
San Francisco, CA 94132

Online option

You can also make a tax deductible gift using your master card or visa online.
On the form, for "I would like to support", be sure to select Veteran Documentary Corps.

Our Promise

VDC is a San Francisco State University, DocFilm Institute sponsored project and your donation is 100% tax deductible.

Thank you for your contribution and we look forward to having you on our team.

Questions? Please contact us at (415) 405-3753 or email: bernardi@sfsu.edu.