Tax Deductible Donations for Our Fiscally Sponsored Films

Fund Your Film with From The Heart's Help!

For over a quarter-century, From the Heart Productions has pursued its mission of educating filmmakers about getting their films funded and helping them achieve that goal.

Our Fiscal Sponsorship Program is a key way we assist filmmakers in raising money. When fiscally sponsored by From the Heart Productions, filmmakers can raise money for their film through us by offering donors tax-deductions for their donations. It gives donors a powerful incentive to donate more.

Other benefits of being fiscally sponsored by From the Heart Productions include:

  • Industry Discounts on Equipment, Services and Location Fees
  • Free Bi-Monthly Film Funding Guidance Class
  • A Free Dynamic Fundraising Project Page on this Website
  • Discounts on From the Heart Consulting, Classes, and Services
  • Free Consultation on Your Fundraising Campaign
  • A Wealth of Free Resources on Grant, Crowdfunding, and Much More

In addition to Fiscal Sponsorship, we offer filmmakers three Roy W. Dean Film Grants each year and our Intentional Filmmaking Classes which teach filmmakers how to get their films funded.

Apply or Learn More about Fiscal Sponsorship and have your project featured on this site!

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Help to Support Filmmakers!

Please join our mission to help innovative filmmakers make world-changing films.

Your Tax-Deductible Donation will be used to provide the Roy W. Dean Grant, mentoring, education, and free tools and resources for more and more filmmakers.

We are raising funds to develop a dynamic new website as well as other programs and services, to become the one-stop headquarters for Fundraising, Production, and Distribution.

Please be a part of bringing these wonderful films to the world!

We Thank You for your Support!!

The From the Heart Team


*Please Note that donations made from this page are to support the Non-Profit organization From the Heart Productions, Inc.

To Donate to a specific project, please search for the project’s unique donation page below.

The Roy W. Dean Grant

From the Heart Productions - Roy W. Dean Grant

The Roy W. Dean Grant funds independent feature, documentary, web series, short films and other projects that are unique and make a contribution to society that, without its help, might otherwise never get made.

There are 3 film grants available each year. One for Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Grant winners receive a cash award as well as goods and discounted services offered by film industry companies and professionals who care about getting good films produced.

All grant applicants are entitled to a free 15-minute consultation.

Apply or Learn More about the Roy W. Dean Grant

A Message from our Founder

From the Heart Productions - Carole Dean

Welcome Filmmaker!

My name is Carole Dean and I am the Founder and President of From the Heart Productions. I started this company with one mission: to help filmmakers fund films that are unique and make a contribution to society. 28 years later, From the Heart has supported hundreds of films to find the funding they need through our Fiscal Sponsorship, the Roy W. Dean Grant, and all the other wonderful resources we offer filmmakers.

If you are a visionary filmmaker who wants to make a positive contribution to the world through film or any creative medium, we want to support you!

Wherever you are in the process, from idea, to production, to distribution, we can help you to develop an action plan to successfully fund your project and find the resources you need to bring it to life. Fiscal Sponsorship through our Non-Profit can be a huge incentive for certain donors, especially those bigger supporters deciding how to allocate their charitable contributions for taxes. Our new dynamic fundraising portal, (which you’re looking at now!) is a powerful tool to design and run a successful fundraising campaign. We offer a wealth of other resources and services to support filmmakers and are working hard to add valuable new tools.

It’s an exciting time to fund your film with From the Heart!

We will work with your campaign personally to develop a strategic action plan. Rest assured you will be in very good hands. I have, personally, over 40 years of experience in the film industry and have worked with thousands of filmmakers during that time. I wrote a book called The Art of Film Funding: Alternative Financing Concepts, now in its second edition, and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Women in Film & Television. Our staff and strategic partners are some of the top professionals and consultants in the industry.

We’re caring, heart-centered, real people who treat our filmmakers as people as well as professionals, and we do our best to support them on every level. We understand the art and science of fundraising and can work with you to achieve your goal. We will support you to develop a strong understanding of the principles and practices necessary to create a successful campaign, and provide you with tools and resources to empower your campaign and production.

I encourage you to take a little time to explore our website at to learn more about how we might be able to support your campaign. If you have any questions or would like to speak with us about your project, please email  or call Carole Joyce (805) 984-0098. We would love to hear from you!


Carole Dean
President and Founder, From the Heart Productions

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