The Caucus Foundation


The Caucus Foundation, a not-for-profit 501[c]3 charitable organization, was established in the year 2000 to promote diversity in the entertainment industry, in terms of both content and personnel behind the camera. The Foundation is dedicated to scholarship support, financial grants and mentoring a diverse group of talented students; to help them build their futures in all forms of content creation.

In these changing times, one thing has not changed – the importance of the Caucus’ support and guidance for college and university students across the country and for all those who strive to have a future in content entertainment. The legendary and successful talents that exist in our organization will act in response to these evolving circumstances. The Caucus Foundation for Producers, Writers & Directors is moving to make this work its prime focus.

This support and mentoring will include, as always, students from a wide range of educational institutions without regard to race, color, creed, sexual orientation or disability. In the years since its inception, the Caucus Foundation has given over $2 million dollars to university students in the form of grants to help with completion of their film and TV projects. In the future, we will work to expand that to provide recognition, additional grants, scholarship funding and a wide array of mentoring for the next generation of creative talent.

Named Funders
Annenberg Foundation
Angell Foundation
Caucus Foundation Grantees 2019
2019 Grantees
2018 Grantees
Caucus Foundation Awards 2017
2017 Grantees

The Caucus Foundation Grant has meant the world to us! Both the director and I poured our hearts, souls, and bank accounts into Rust because we be-lieved in it. So to have those feelings validated through your generous award means a lot. — Aaron Fink, Chapman University
2019 First Place Gold Circle Award Winner

The Caucus Foundation’s grant came at a critical time in the process of making my thesis film. Though I was far into the picture editing process, the grant allowed me to see the film through to completion by funding professional color grading and sound mixing. Without these funds, I would not have been able to finish this film properly. But now I have a film that I am proud to have represent me as a director. There is nothing more valuable than this to someone in the nas-cent stage of a new career. Thank you, Caucus Foundation. — Kelly Pike, UCLA
2019 Second Place Gold Circle Award Winner


Meet the Caucus Foundation Grantees and Take a Look at their Project Trailers


For more visit The Caucus Foundation website