THRIVE! Uplifting Theatres of Color - Categories

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This grant program is being offered with generous support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (

The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is to improve the quality of people’s lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and the prevention of child abuse, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke’s properties. For more information, you can visit

Grant Categories

The THRIVE! Uplifting Theatres of Color grant program has two categories; RESPOND and RECOGNIZE.


25 rapid response grants of $10,000 each, unrestricted.

RESPOND grants aim to address immediate, time-sensitive challenges that prevent ongoing work with their community. Recipients of RESPOND grants will still be eligible to apply for RECOGNIZE grants. 

Learn more about how to apply here.


20 general operating grants of $50,000 each, unrestricted.

RECOGNIZE grants will be awarded to BITOC demonstrating a deep level of service to their chosen communities; a clear vision guiding their on-going and future work; and the highest potential for the THRIVE! program to positively impact their organization.

In addition, during the grant program period RECOGNIZE grantees will participate in REBUILD: A Learning Cohort working with BIPOC consultants to strengthen their effectiveness in specific areas and may include financial planning, crisis management and scenario planning, and program evaluation. Additional opportunities will include awareness building topics and intersectional programming. Working with the Advisory Circle, dIrect dialogues with grantmakers are a core component of REBUILD activities, with the intention that BITOC have opportunities to build their own relationships with grantmakers.

Learn more about how to apply here.

Please visit the grant program guidelines for more detailed information.