Shubert Foundation Awards $32M in Grants To 560 Not-For-Profit Arts Orgs


The Shubert Foundation has awarded a total of $32 million in 2020 grants to 560 not-for-profit performing arts organizations across the United States.

“The awards this year represent a record number of grants,” said Diana Phillips, President of The Shubert Foundation. “COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the field, creating the greatest need in the history of the foundation. We hope that the general operating support the foundation provides will be particularly meaningful at this uniquely difficult time.”

The grants benefit arts organizations covering a wide range of locations across the country, from urban to rural. The Shubert Foundation is especially interested in providing support to professional resident theatre and dance companies that develop and produce new American work. The Shubert Scholars Program are dedicated to providing scholarship assistance to students in graduate degree programs in theatre arts.

The Shubert Foundation is the nation’s largest funder dedicated to unrestricted funding of not-for-profit theatres, dance companies, professional theatre training programs, and related service agencies. The Shubert Foundation, Inc. was established in 1945 by Lee and J.J. Shubert, in memory of their brother Sam. Since the establishment of the Shubert Foundation grants program in 1977, over $505 million has been awarded to not-for-profit arts organizations throughout the United States.

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