Eligibility for Grants...
The Charlotte Cushman Foundation provides grants to qualified non-profit theaters and groups in the Greater Philadelphia area for actors and actresses in a staged production.

Grant proposals must include the following:
-A narrative description of the project including:
  • Name of the play, playwright, venue and the amount requested
  • A description of the major roles, number of performers and biographies of known actors at the date of application
  • Project timetable including production dates, opening night and total number of performances

  • -Additional attachments should include:
  • Project budget with a separate line item for performer fees
  • A brief history of the company or organization
  • Current financial statements and independent accountant's letter (if available)
  • Current IRS confirmation of 501(c)(3) status or proof of fiscal sponsorships
  • A list of the board of directors and staff
  • A list of other funders
  • A PA BCO designation, if held

  • Restrictions:
  • Organizations must have 501(c)(3) status or be fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization
  • Grants given only for a specific production and organizations may only receive funding for one production within each calendar year

  • The foundation accepts proposals on a rolling basis. Grants will be awarded throughout the year. For additional information please read the Frequently Asked Questions.

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