The NFPF is a grant-giving public charity, affiliated with the Library of Congress’s National Film Preservation Board.
It was created by Congress in 1996 at the recommendation of the Library of Congress.
Congress asked the Library to find a fresh approach to preserve motion pictures most at-risk, such as documentaries, silent-era films, avant-garde works, ethnic films, newsreels, home movies, and independent works, for future generations.
Their top priority is saving American films that would be unlikely to survive without public support. Over the past ten years, they’ ve developed grant programs to help libraries, museums and archives to preserve films and to make them available for study and research.
They also organize, obtain funding, and manage cooperative projects that enable film archives to work together on national preservation initiatives. Published through these collaborations are the first-ever DVD set of film treasures preserved by American archives (2000), a new critically acclaimed 3-DVD box set of films from the first four decades of the motion picture, The Film Preservation Guide: The Basics for Archives, Libraries, and Museums (2004), and the international database for locating silent films.
Today the NFPF needs your help. The NFPF depends on contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations to support film preservation activities across the United States.
You can support the national film preservation work of the NFPF by sending donations to:
National Film Preservation Foundation
870 Market Street, Suite 768
San Francisco, CA 94102
You can also support them, by buying their dvd collections: Treasures From American Film Archives, More Treasures from American Film Archives 1894-1931 and Treasures III: Social Issues in American Film, 1900-1934.