Our mission is to find, archive, and preserve documentary films of American culture. At times, this can be expensive work, especially the preservation and conversion of old 16-mm films. You can help with a donation. Thank you.

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 in the acquisition and preservation of American roots documentaries. Film preservation is a meticulous and often expensive process. Folkstreams keeps a small staff, and your donation will be used to grow and maintain the Folkstreams website and film library, and to continue to showcase American documentaries for free online.

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.