Grants for Theatre Equipment
Recreation Grants for Nonprofits in the United States
Are you looking for grants for theatre equipment or seeking funders that support theatrical general operating expenses? Then this list is for you! This compiled list of grants will help you start finding funding for your 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company, its global philanthropic arm, The Coca-Cola Foundation, and its regional foundations strive daily to be responsive to the citizenship priorities in the global communities where we live and work.
At The Coca-Cola Company, we recognize that we cannot have a healthy and growing business unless the communities we serve are healthy and sustainable. As a global beverage company, we have committed ourselves to improving the quality of life in the communities where we do business. Our community investment priorities reflect the global and local nature of our business and focuses on areas where The Coca-Cola Company can make a unique and sustainable difference: women, water and the environment, education and community well-being.
Protecting the Environment
In addition, the Foundation supports many local community programs such as arts and culture, community and economic development programs in the United States, as well as HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness programs in Africa and Latin America.
Our community commitment is shared across The Coca-Cola system. When natural disasters strike, The Coca-Cola Foundation and the entire Coca-Cola system respond to offer emergency relief. Through the Coca-Cola Matching Gifts Program, eligible employees make personal contributions to qualified organizations and The Coca-Cola Foundation matches those contributions on a 2-for-1 basis.
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation seeks to dramatically improve the lives of people and the world around us through innovative strategies, systems changing approaches, and disrupting technologies. Our goal is to find social entrepreneurs with dynamic ideas and nurture them at the early stages with maximum leverage and total commitment.
Prospects for our portfolio of social enterprises come from a vast field of compelling ideas and dedicated leaders. We concentrate our selection on the capabilities of the founder/leader, the scalability of the model, and the potential impact of the organization on the world.
We have an open application process and accept applications year round. Borrowed from our venture capital legacy we find exceptional entrepreneurs, provide them with 3 years of unrestricted capital (totaling $300,000) and provide rigorous on-going support by joining their board of directors for the 3 years and partnering with the leader to help them to build capacity in their organization and scale their impact.
What We Fund
We look for exceptional entrepreneurs
We seek out entrepreneurs who exhibit characteristics of extraordinary leadership: vision, intelligence, influence, ambition, discretion and follow-through. Draper Richards Kaplan entrepreneurs have proven track records that demonstrate a full spectrum of competencies.
We look for potential to scale
To affect meaningful change upon the major challenges of our time, we need big solutions to big problems. We support social enterprises — non profit, for profit and hybrid organizations — that can expand enough to directly benefit a large number of beneficiaries and impart enough momentum to influence broader systems that encumber progress. Scaled organizations act as models to other groups in the sector and have the clout to affect policy, public opinion, and economies.
We look for sustainable impact
We look for leveraged solutions that will create lasting positive change. We look for game-changing ideas that create better opportunities and outcomes for the future.
- Arts & Culture
- Civic Engagement
- Economic Empowerment
- Energy & Environment
- Environment & Climate Change
- Food & Agriculture
- Social Justice
- Systemic Poverty
La Roche, Inc.
Philanthropy is our commitment to communities in which we operate and broader society. We focus our resources on a limited number of key projects that can deliver valuable benefits from our contributions and those of our partners. We give priority to innovative, high-quality projects that meet the following criteria:
- promote sustainable development
- offer an opportunity for Roche to use its expertise and logistics capabilities
- involve Roche actively at an early stage with local authorities and established partners
- engage Roche employees in cultural (focus on contemporary arts), educational and social activities
- managed by an accredited charity
Our four focus areas
Humanitarian and Social
We direct the majority of our philanthropic donations to humanitarian and social development projects.
Science and education
We are dedicated to programmes that promote scientific interest and provide educational opportunities for young people around the world.
Community and Environment
We are committed to building stronger communities and responding to natural disasters sustainably.
Arts and Culture
We support groundbreaking contemporary art, cultural projects and activities that explore the parallels between innovation in art and in science.
The Lawrence Foundation
The Lawrence Foundation is a private family foundation focused on making grants to support environmental, human services and other causes.
The Lawrence Foundation was established in mid-2000. We make both program and operating grants and do not have any geographical restrictions on our grants. Nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or other similar organizations are eligible for grants from The Lawrence Foundation.
Grant Amount and Types
Grants typically range between $5,000 - $10,000. In some limited cases we may make larger grants, but that is typically after we have gotten to know your organization over a period of time. We also generally don’t make multi-year grants, although we may fund the same organization on a year by year basis over a period of years.
General operating or program/project grant requests within our areas of interests are accepted.
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Grant
The Foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural and performing arts programs; schools and hospitals; educational, skills-training and other programs for youth, seniors, and persons with disabilities; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and programs.
Children's Theatre Foundation of America (CTFA)
2022 AURAND HARRIS Special Initiative Theatre Grants Focus and Application Instructions - for Small/Mid-Sized Theatres
The 2022 Aurand Harris Special Initiative Theatre Grants will fund small and mid-sized theatres for anti-racist/equity initiatives that directly move Equity/Diversity/Inclusion (EDI) practices forward in the organization or creative work of the applicant.
In 2022, the Childrens Theatre Foundation of America (CTFA) will award Harris Special Initiative Grants, up to $3,000 each, to small/mid-sized theatres that serve young audiences. These grants are intended to benefit the field of theatre for children and youth, to support the mission and values of CTFA, and to honor the intentions of playwright Aurand Harris.
Aurand Harris (1916–1996) is one of this nation's most published and performed playwrights for children and youth. Harris had a deep concern for artists, particularly playwrights, who devoted their careers to creating quality theatre for young audiences, and for theatres who produce theatre for children. Through the generous donation of Aurand Harris’ author royalties, CTFA is able to support the work of American theatre artists.
The Children’s Theatre Foundation of America challenges and supports theatre artists to achieve excellence in service to young people.
- Children and Youth
- The Art of Theatre
CTFA Equity/Diversity/Inclusion (EDI) Statement:
CTFA recognizes the existence of institutional and structural racism in the field of theatre for and with youth. We are committed to dismantling these existing structures within CTFA and to offer resources and support to the field to do the same. The Foundation will support theatre artists and organizations that have been historically marginalized and socially, politically, and economically excluded, as well as those whose work addresses past and current injustices.
Grant Evaluation Criteria
Grant applications will be evaluated on an applicant’s:
- anticipated impact within their community,
- their ability to bring live theatre experiences to children and families, and
- how their proposed project relates to CTFA’s mission, values, and the 2022 grant focus of addressing anti-racism/equity initiatives that directly move EDI practices forward in their organizational practices or in the creative programming of the applicant