The Shubert Foundation announces its upcoming December 1st deadline for Theatre applications. TSF funds have always been allocated as general operating support based on the belief that grantees know best how to prioritize their needs. To ensure support to the widest range of recipients, The Shubert Foundation maintains an open-door policy with no invitation required. Interested applicants should review the website (www.shubertfoundation.org ) to ensure that basic requirements are met. A brief quiz (accessed via the Website) is the first point of contact with the Foundation.
Shubert Foundation grants are awarded exclusively to US organizations, which must have current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and must submit current audited financial statements in order to be eligible for funding.* For the 2022-23 Application Cycle, organizations with a fiscal year that ends January through August will need to submit their Fiscal 2022 audit; organizations with a fiscal year that ends September through December will need to submit their Fiscal 2021 audit.
*Recognizing that many organizations are still working through the effects of the pandemic on their operations and missions, and in consideration of an audit’s added cost and effort, the audit requirement for any organization with an operating budget of $750,000 or below has been suspended for the 2022-23 Application Cycle. For all applicants in the 2022-23 cycle, if total expenses on your organization’s most recent IRS 990 are less than $750,000, you may submit the IRS 990 in lieu of an audit.
- Record of artistic activity
- Impact of the organization’s programs
- Record of developing and producing new work
- Demonstrated commitment to underserved audiences and/or underrepresented voices
- Fiscal responsibility
- Ability to generate both earned and contributed income
- Other significant contributions to the field
- Organizations must have an annual budget of $150,000 or higher