LEF is a private family foundation that funds creative endeavors in California and the New England region. LEF values strong aesthetics, entrepreneurial thinking, and a spirit of adventure in all of the projects it supports. Learn more »

Completed Grantee Work


LEF-funded film BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS, directed by Garrett Zevgetis, had its US broadcast premiere on Independent Lens in January 2017. Learn more here.

News & Announcements


From February through June, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston presents a retrospective series of the works of LEF grantee Frederick Wiseman to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his first film TITICUT FOLLIES. More

The DocYard's Spring 2017 season of documentary film programming in Boston has been announced! The DocYard is a program of LEF and generously sponsored by The Irving House at Harvard and the Tyler Family Foundation. More details on films and season passes.

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