When a person or agency agrees to support a Living Archives film project, they send a check made out to the producers of the film. In return they will receive a letter of thanks that also indicates the amount of money contributed, the date, and the name of the film and it’s producer or filmmaker. This letter serves as a basis for a tax reduction should they wish to take it. It also indicates the manner and credit they will receive on the finished film unless they choose not to be named. Many foundations do not need a tax credit but do want to be credited for their donation. If the donation is made with Living Archives as Fiscal Sponsor, then the money contributed cannot be considered an investment and no return may be claimed from profits the film earns.