VGF maintains a support fund, to which it dedicates 3% of its income. Support may be given in the form of the award of prizes, subsidies to academic or artistic projects and institutions or the encouragement of young talent. The advisory board of VGF is responsible for deciding on the allocation of funds.
Out of this support fund, VGF has awarded an annual prize to young producers of feature films since 1995. Another cause it supports is the financing of scholarships for young producers. Yet another important area of support is German film colleges, such as Munich’s Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film [Television and Film College] and DFFB Berlin.