Announcing the 2016-2019 Fund for Diversity in Theater Grantees

Posted on August 18, 2016

“The Weissberg Foundation has had a long-standing relationship with the DC theater community. During these unsettling times, we asked theaters to propose ways that they can reach out to more diverse groups both in their audience, on the stage, and behind the scenes.  We believe that everyone should be able to engage in our theater community.”  – Marvin F. Weissberg

The Weissberg Foundation is proud to announce our six Fund for Diversity in Theater grantees:

Read more about the grantees here.

The Weissberg Foundation’s 2016-2019 Fund for Diversity in Theater is a $1,000,000 commitment to engage and expand new voices and audiences in DC-area theaters. This initiative includes capacity building support to selected grantees and shared learning with the broader theater and philanthropic communities.

After a highly competitive request for proposal and proposal review process, the foundation selected six theaters to receive grant funding and compose the cohort of grantees for this exciting pilot program. Each of these theaters demonstrates a deep commitment to advancing diversity on stage, in audiences, and behind the scenes by strengthening their governance, operations, and programming.

You can read more about the Fund for Diversity in Theater program here.


The Weissberg Foundation awards grants to organizations in underserved communities with fiscally responsible 501(c) (3) structures. The foundation accepts proposals by invitation only and does not accept unsolicited requests for funding.

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