I would like to make a tax-deductible contribution

Tax-deductible contributions to support How To Power A City can be made by credit card or check through Women Make Movies. Use this form to donate through their website:

Donation Amount: $ Optional -

How To Power A City" is fiscally sponsored through The Women Make Movies Production Assistance Program, an IRS 501(c)(3) organization.

How To Power A City" is fiscally sponsored through The Women Make Movies Production Assistance Program, an IRS 501(c)(3) organization.

Donor perks:

  • $10 to $24 — Regular updates, shout-out on social media.

  • $25 to $49 — All of the above, + name in credits.

  • $50 to $99 — All of the above, + digital download of final film.

  • $100 to $249 — All of the above, + invitations to private sneak preview screenings.

  • $250 to $500 — All of the above, + two free tickets to any screenings in your hometown.

  • $501 to $999 — All of the above, + four free tickets to any screenings in your hometown and/or premiere.

  • $1,000 to $4,999 — All of the above, + name listed as “Visionary Angel” in the credits.

  • $5,000 and up — All of the above, + personalized consultation on your film idea, with a one-hour meeting and extended notes on how to get started, resources on fundraising, and feedback on your written proposal or script.

I Prefer to Send a Check

  1. Make your check payable to WOMEN MAKE MOVIES.

  2. Write “How To Power A City’ in the memo line.

  3. Mail it to: Octopus Film Video, 34-18 Northern Boulevard, Suite 5-33, Long Island City, NY 11101.

  4. Email to say that your check is on the way.

  5. Thank you!

What does the funding support?

How To Power A City needs your help to get to the finish line! Thanks to the support of hundreds of individuals, foundations, and some corporations who donated equipment, we’ve been able to get these stories in the can.

Your donation supports:

  • Editing

  • Graphics

  • Music and composers

  • Sound mixing

  • Film festival fees

  • Posters and advertising for screening

  • Subtitles

  • Crew

  • Lunch for hardworking interns

As the world hears, day in and day out, bad news about climate change, How To Power A City offers an alternative narrative: that around the U.S. there are smart, committed, creative people who are taking action in their community. Each individual action might only affect a few people, but together, it is a nation turning to a new future. Their stories deserve to be heard, seen, and shared. Please join us at this exciting and critical moment.

What Is “Women Make Movies” and are they providing you with funding?

Women Make Movies is a 501(c)(3) non-profit media arts service organization established in 1972 to address the under representation and misrepresentation of women in the media industry. Since then, organizational growth and ground-breaking programs have made Women Make Movies the leading distributor of women’s films and videotapes worldwide.

While they do not provide funding to filmmakers, they do provide a way for filmmakers to raise their own funding, and for those contributions to be tax deductible.

WMM carries out its unique mission through an internationally recognized Distribution Service and a Production Assistance Program that helps women film/video directors in all stages of production by offering educational and professional development assistance. They provide emerging artists with the tools that are essential for their artistic development, while giving accomplished women film and videomakers national and international exposure. More about them here and here.