Film noir's rain-slicked streets, shadowy alleys, and sex bombs in silk peignoirs deserve a permanent place on the BIG screen. But hey, "it’s a bitter little world," and we can't do it alone. We need your donations to help us locate, restore and exhibit these films before they’re lost forever. Do it for the love of noir—but enjoy the thank-you gifts too! Take a look at the donation levels listed on the right—and select the option that's right for you!

The Film Noir Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit corporation created as an educational resource regarding the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of film noir as an international cinematic movement.

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The FNF would like to thank the following companies for including us in their Matching Donation Programs: AT&T, Bristol Myers Squibb, Community Bank of the Bay, Google, Merck, Microsoft, Foundation, Charles Schwab, and Levi Strauss & Co. If you are an employee of any of these companies and would like to contribute to the FNF, please make your contribution to FNF through your company's Matching Donation program. If you are not employed by one of these companies, and are interested in having your company match your donation, please contact the administrator of your company's Matching Donation program.


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