Your support matters more than ever!

Since 1953, The Brattle has been a vital part of Harvard Square. Over the decades, it has weathered many challenges, remaining a cinema you can depend on for a curated program of innovative and essential films.

But nothing equals the current pandemic.

When you donate to The Brattle, you help ensure it will come back stronger than ever when it is safe for us to gather together to marvel in front of big screens.

Thank you!

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Ways to Give

Leadership Giving Groups

With a gift of $1,000 or more, you can play an integral role in The Brattle’s success by providing vital annual support, ensuring the Brattle Film Foundation will remain an important cultural resource to the Greater Boston community. In exchange, our leadership donors receive unique and behind-the-scenes invitations throughout the year to learn more about The Brattle and its programs.

Click here to learn more about our leadership donor giving levels

Corporate Giving

The Brattle offers a number of ways for companies to meet marketing, philanthropic, employee engagement, and client hospitality objectives. To find out how your company can partner with The Brattle, please follow the links below or contact us at 617-876-8021.

Corporate Sponsorship
Corporate Membership

Gift of Securities

Making a gift of securities, such as shares, stocks, and bonds, is an easy way to maximize your impact, and save big on your taxes. By donating appreciated securities directly to The Brattle rather than selling them, you avoid the capital gains tax that you would otherwise have to pay.

Before initiating a gift, please contact Ivy Moylan at 617-876-8021 or [email protected], so that we know to expect the securities you are donating and can promptly acknowledge your contribution.

Planned Giving

A gift to The Brattle in your will is an investment in the future of film and the culture of our great city. Your legacy gift will help transform the way people see the world through film for generations to come, and provide you with immediate or deferred tax benefits, customized to suit your personal goals.

Contact us to learn more or so we can assist you or your professional advisor on a confidential basis.

Other Ways to Support the Brattle:

Donor Spotlight:

Brian Paik

Flash Developer
Member Since 2003
Watch-A-Thon Participant 2006–08

favorite genres: noir, sci-fi, horror, western, anime, animation, and action—particularly martial arts and good Hong Kong

favorite directors: Sam Raimi, Wong Kar Wai (w/ Christopher Doyle), John Woo, Bong Joon Ho, Edgar Wright, Sergio Leone, Akira Kurasawa, Robert Rodriguez, Guillermo Del Toro, the Coen Brothers, Caro and Jeunet

favorite seat: Back row of the Balcony

favorite concession: Bucket o' popcorn and a lemonade. The Salty Pwetzel chocolate bar is a sweet change-up!

"There's ALWAYS something interesting playing. The programming is eclectic, educational and always entertaining. Elements of Cinema and Eye Opener programs are incredible opportunities to see and preview engaging films and think about, and learn to think about, what you experience when the lights go down and the film is rolling." – Brian Paik

Your gift will be acknowledged in our Impact Report donor roster. Please make a note with your donation if you would like to be listed anonymously or if you are making the donation in honor of someone.

Questions? Contact Executive Director Ivy Moylan at (617) 876-8021 if you have any questions or would like more information.

Donations can also be made by personal check payable to Brattle Film Foundation at the address below:

Brattle Film Foundation
Attn: Ivy Moylan
40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

All donations made to the Brattle Film Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit (EIN 043540992), are tax-deductible.

Donors who contribute $1,000 or more annually are automatically enrolled in our Leadership Giving program.

We would also encourage you to check with your employer’s human resources department to see if they offer a matching program—it will make your gift go twice as far!

The Brattle Film Foundation can also accept donations of appreciable assets. For more information please contact Ivy Moylan, executive director, at (617) 876-8021, or use the form on our Contact page.

Thank you for supporting The Brattle!