SAFD Development Department

The Society of American Fight Directors is pleased to announce the formation of the Development Department and its finalized member selection at this time. The Development Department will work to find, write, and submit grant applications to help fund SAFD Initiatives.

Initiatives are new programs which fulfill a need within the organization, and further the mission of the Society as an internationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to promoting safety and fostering excellence in the art of stage combat. Initiative Proposals should be sent to a member of the Governing Body for discussion and approval, and should include the following:

1) Initiative Title
2) A short summary of the initiative (100 words or less).
3) Detail what opportunity the initiative would speak to, or what need the initiative would serve.
4) How does the initiative support the mission of the SAFD in the following ways: Educationally, professionally, artistically, and communally?
5) How would the success of the initiative be measured?
6) A proposed budget
7) A proposed timeline

If the initiative is approved by the GB, the Development Department may assist in planning and implementation. The Development Department is not involved in the approval of the Initiative Proposals. If you have questions or would like feedback before submitting your proposal, please feel free to contact a GB member or

Current SAFD Initiatives

Expand, Educate, Empower [EEE]

Applications and information for 'Expand, Educate, Empower'. An initiative by the Society of American Fight Directors to actively expand diversity, equity, and inclusion through free access to stage combat training.

For Grantors

The SAFD posts its form 990s on the Forms and Documents page.

Current Members of Development Team

Photo of Hannah Roccisano

Hannah "Rock" Roccisano

Photo of Jon Rubin

Jonathan Ezra Rubin

Grant Writer
Photo of Andres Lopez

Andres Lopez

Grant Writer