PLEASE NOTE: The JBFC Theater is temporarily limiting ticket sales to 50% of capacity. Masks and proof of vaccination are required for ALL in-person screenings and events. Effective Jan. 21, masks may only be removed to enjoy concessions while seated. Details here.

Special Funds

Annual Program Support

Through the JBFC Program Fund, donors may direct their annual support to a wide range of initiatives, including film series, fellowships, education programs, scholarships, and curriculum development. Gifts to the JBFC Program Fund can be restricted or unrestricted.

Endowment and Capital Gifts

JBFC’s endowment generates a permanent source of income for our annual operating budget, including our film, education, and artist support programs. Endowment gifts are crucial to JBFC’s long-term financial stability and success. The strength of the endowment supports the promise of our future.

Endowed gifts enable you to fund a program in perpetuity. The power of a gift to the endowment is that it fortifies the JBFC in perpetuity. Each dollar added to the JBFC’s endowment generates additional income to support our vital and vibrant programs, not just today, but year after year.

Through a restricted endowment gift, you can support initiatives that align with your interests, including:

  • Film Series and Education Programs
  • Faculty and Staff Positions
  • Scholarships, Residencies, and Fellowships
  • Audience Development and Public Engagement
  • Staff Professional Development Fund


Capital Gifts are vital to the strength of the JBFC’s mission. It is essential that we preserve the JBFC campus as an extraordinary home for film presentation, live performances, visual art exhibitions, community dialogue, and engagement, and multi-media production.

If you would like to discuss a particular area of interest or how you can best support the Jacob Burns Film Center through a designated gift, please contact Director of Development Judy Exton at or 914.773.7663, ext. 414.

The Jacob Burns Film Center is proud to receive generous support from:

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