The Video Data Bank was founded at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1976, and operates under the School's not-for-profit status.
The VDB is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.
The VDB welcomes support for its activities from individual contributors. To make a tax deductible donation to the VDB, please visit our Support page.