Our mission is to find, stream, archive, and preserve documentary films about American folk cultures. At times, this can be expensive work, especially the preservation and digitization of old 16-mm films. You can help with a donation. Thank you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Folkstreams a non-profit?
Yes, FOLKSTREAMS INC is a 501c3 non-profit organization set up as a non-stock corporation in the state of Virginia. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
What will my donation be used for?
Your donation will be used to maintain the Folkstreams website as it showcases American documentaries for free online and to acquire films and grow the film library. These activities are carried out by a very small staff. Where needed, funds will also be used to help cover charges for the meticulous and often expensive process of professional film restoration.
Can I donate to a specific film or filmmaker?
Yes. Folkstreams will share any donation to a specific film with the filmmaker. As part of the PayPal checkout process you can write an optional note. Mention the film you want to make a donation towards and we'll split the amount with the filmmaker.