Donate to DAI

You can help shape the next generation of filmmakers!


Something beautiful is happening in your community and we need your help!
Your donations are tax-deductible. DeSoto Arts Institute is a 501c3 non-profit. 

We are dreaming big, no doubt. But we believe great things are in the works and just waiting on us to get moving.

Imagine a place where anyone can learn to write, act, shoot, or produce film or theater. Imagine having access to a fully-equipped sound stage in your local community. Imagine a recording studio staffed with producers and engineers with decades of experience producing music legends. Imagine motion picture directors, cinematographers, and VFX supervisors teaching you and your children how to work in the industry while staying true to who you are.

Imagine what you could do to help. Now stop imagining and join us. Please consider a monthly or one-time donation.

Film School Giving

We would love for you to sponsor students from your own organization! This gives us the chance to bring our production knowledge to local ministries and faith-centered businesses as we pour into the students they sponsor. Do you have a student in mind that you would like to sponsor? You can specify in the form below.

Don’t have a student in mind? We will always have more students than we do funding as our main goal is to give a premium film education to each student at no cost to them. Consider giving to our scholarship fund to help us continue in that mission. Your donation will help shape the next generation of filmmakers. 

General Giving

DAI is raising money for several DeSoto Arts Institute programs including the Desoto Film Festival taking place in March 2023 and its new Film School Certificate Program. Regardless why you are donating, we appreciate you and your gifts. Please note on the donation if there is a specific program you are donating to or if it’s a general donation.

Secure Donations via Stripe are sent directly to DAI.

ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE!  Now click that button!!!

Film Festival Giving

Business Sponsors can support DAI with recurring donations, DeSoto Film Festival Program Ads, and more. See what we can offer in exchange for donations in our sponsorship packet below.

More Ways To Give

Kroger Community Rewards

You can register for your free Kroger Plus Card online at, by clicking on Enroll. You can then search for the Desoto Arts Institute for the non-profit you would like to give to, and link your Kroger Plus Card. Every time you shop for groceries and scan your card, we will receive a small rebate based on your total purchases. This is at no additional cost to you.

Amazon Smile

If you already shop on Amazon, you can make a small donation to DAI every time you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you can select the Desoto Arts Institute as the charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. It will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation. You may also want to add a bookmark to make it easy to return, as donations will only be made if your shopping is done at