One-Time Grant Application

Institutional Support

Institutional support funding is based on the merit of a special request and is not provided as annual funding. In most cases, HFPA will not provide institutional support for more than one year. Requests should include a clear explanation of need, budget and a recognition plan. One-Time institutional support grants may be used for special equipment or facility needs of current grantees.  Although the HFPA prefers that 100% of its funding is used for the designated project, if necessary, overhead and indirect costs not to exceed 15% of the total grant may be deducted by the grantee.

Application Requirements: 
  1. General Financial Grant Application Form and Proposal Narrative;
  2. Copy of organization’s most recent annual financial statement;
  3. Copy of current 501c3 letter verifying nonprofit and foundation status.

Please note that current grantees should include their one-time grant application as part of their regular grant application.

Proposal Narrative: Please prepare a proposal of no more than four pages, using at least 12-point font, addressing the following questions: Request Statement: One sentence describing the proposed project including the grant amount requested, the project title, what will be accomplished.

Proposed Project: Outline the proposed project for which HFPA institutional support is requested. Please be brief while providing as much detail as possible about the plans and expected results for the project. Include information about how the proposed project fits with or expands upon the school’s goals.

Case for Support: Identify the need that the proposed project addresses and the value it will have for students and the film school. How will HFPA support make a difference, and why is it needed at this time? Acknowledgements: Explain the manner in which the HFPA grant will be acknowledged. This should include, as appropriate, naming of new facilities, recognition in publications, media coverage, screening credits, and public announcements at funded and other selected events.

Project Budget: Describe the total budget for the project, how specifically the HFPA grant will be used, and other sources of financial support. Provide a numeric budget for the proposed project with a breakdown of anticipated costs, including administrative overhead, if any. Explain how cost estimates for major budget elements were determined. If this is an ongoing program, include your future funding plans.

Please submit the grant application form and all required and supplemental materials by email to If possible, include a Word copy of the narrative. Additional materials that cannot be sent via email may be sent to:

Grants Officer
Hollywood Foreign Press Association
PO Box 368
11693 San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049

If you have any questions, please email the Grants Officer at