SUPPORT Vision Maker Media


Empower and engage Native People to craft their tales by supporting Vision Maker Media!  
Since 1976, we have been sharing stories to inspire, educate, and heal the Native American community.  

By donating, you help support Native American filmmakers in professional development and Native youths in media training, while sharing their stories with a wider world for all to gain a better understanding of Native culture. 

Throughout the year, Vision Maker Media can, with your help, continue to expand our programs: 

  • Native Youth Media Project – younger generation learning how to become storytellers. 
  • Share funding for emerging Native filmmakers in our Creative Shorts Fellowship program. 
  • Producers Summit for Native documentary filmmakers that enhances skills and networks. 

Your donation, big or small, will make a difference for Native American culture now and in the future. 

Give the gift of hope today by donating now. 

Because of donor support from people like you, here is what this year's donations provided:

  • Allowed 14 Native Youth to receive training with the Native Youth Media Project.
  • Supported 7 emerging Native filmmakers with funding in the Creative Shorts Fellowship program.
  • Helped 23 Native documentary filmmakers receive funding.
  • Provided 30 Native documentary filmmakers professional development opportunities through the Vision Maker Media Producer Summit.
  • But that’s not all, continued support provided free films for your community through online events.

Behind the scenes image from Blood Memory.

PARTNER WITH Vision Maker media

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BE A Vision Maker Media DONOR

Make a donation to Vision Maker Media and become part of our growing community of supporters who believe in empowering and engaging Native people to share stories. There are many ways to give:

Make an unrestricted, general contribution

Commit to a recurring contribution (monthly, annually, etc.)

Purchase a DVD on our SHOP site (a portion of all sales benefits VMM filmmakers)

Donate via the
VMMCARS program

Add Vision Maker Media to your Amazon Smile charities

Donate via the
VMMCARS program

Why you should give?

"We have much to learn from the Native American approach to respecting our home planet, it's lands, waters, plants, animals, and each other."
"I'm donating to help promote and strengthen indigenous voices in the media. Thank you all for your hard work!"
"Thank you Vision Maker Media for what you are doing to help all of us!"
"These films bring us stories we need to hear. They are urgently needed. They inspire us, open our eyes and help us learn more about each other."

Walt Pourier

Vice Chair

Walt is Oglala Lakota and created the logo for Urban Rez. He is Creative Director, owner of Nakota Designs Advertising Designs and Graphics. Executive Director of the Stronghold Society nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call To Action Campaigns.


Program Coordinator

(Hataža Mani Winga)​

"Cinema Aficionado"

Role: Jordana is excited to engage with different Native/Indigenous communities. Her passion for working with youth will help develop the Native Youth Media Project. She will also assist with the Creative Shorts Fellowship (CSF) to help organize deliverables for filmmakers.