Dramatists Guild Foundation

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community


520 8th AvenueSuite 2401New York, NY 10018 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to aid and nurture writers for the theater; to fund non-profit theaters producing contemporary American works; and to heighten awareness, appreciation, and support of theater across the country.


Each year, DGF provides emergency grants to writers facing illness or other unforeseen circumstances, awards grants to non-profit theaters, reaches out to the public with educational programming, and creates writing development opportunities for dramatists at various stages in their career.

In January of 2008, the Dramatists Guild Fund was re-classified as a 501(c)3 public charity, enabling it to expand its reach through new initiatives such as The Legacy Project, a video series that documents and preserves the creative process of America’s most esteemed dramatists and Traveling Masters, a national outreach program bringing esteemed writers into communities for writing workshops and public symposia.


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