This org has funded some brilliant projects in the past. Deadline is Oct 3 for the latest round of funding. Go for it!
2011 CA Documentary Project
Grants for film, radio and new media
Deadline October 3, 2011
The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grant program of the California Council for the Humanities (CCH). CDP supports the research and development, production, and public engagement stages of film, radio, and new media projects that document the California experience and explore issues of significance to Californians. Projects must approach subject matter from a humanities perspective; enhance our understanding of California and its cultures, peoples and histories; and be suitable for California and national audiences.
Eligible projects may apply for research and development funding up to $7,000, film or radio production funding up to $50,000, or new media production funding up to $20,000.
Please see www.calhum.org for more information.