Since 2001, the Sprout Fund has been supporting local projects and programs with early small-scale catalytic-scale funding. Thanks to community support, Sprout’s Seed Awards have awarded more than $1.8 million, seeding over 300 projects in the Pittsburgh region!

Join Sprout on Thursday, September 26 at 6pm at The Hollywood Theater in Dormont for a happy hour event spotlighting local film and video projects.

Enjoy complimentary beer, soda, and popcorn while learning about previously supported projects, including Greetings from Pittsburgh: Neighborhood Narratives.

We’ll hear the back story of Neighborhood Narratives from its co-creators,  Kristen Lauth Shaeffer and Andrew Halasz, and then screen the collection of short films in its entirety, preceded by local trailers.

The happy hour and screening are both free and open to all. Please RSVP to

Catalytic Support for Innovative Community Film and Video Projects

Sprout is thrilled to announce a special funding opportunity for film, video, & multimedia projects!

To provide an opportunity for Pittsburgh’s community of filmmakers, videographers, and multimedia artists to showcase their approach to community innovation, The Sprout Fund is pleased to announce a special Request for Proposals to support film, video, and multimedia art projects.

Sprout is seeking proposals requesting up to $10,000.  Applicants are encouraged to use this opportunity to catalyze the creation or completion of new and innovative community-based projects that take the form of short or feature-length films, documentaries, online videos, and multimedia experiences.

Proposals are due by Friday, November 8, 2013 at 5pm.  Apply for the Innovative Community Film and Video Projects RFP >>


The Hollywood is located at 1449 Potomac Avenue in Dormont. Take West Liberty Avenue or Banksville Road to Potomac Avenue.

Ample parking is available on the street and in lots off Espy and Glenmore Avenues, you do not have to pay for parking after 6pm. A light rail transit (the  “T”) stop is just two blocks away (disembark at the Potomac Avenue Station). Several bus lines make stops just three blocks away on West Liberty Avenue in front of the Eat‘n Park.