In honor of the 36th annual Helen Hayes Awards, generous community donors and foundations, including Craig Pascal, Holly Hassett, The Gwendolyn and Morris Cafritz Foundation, and the board of directors of theatreWashington have pledged a contribution of $25,000 to the Taking Care Fund, to be matched by the community. At a time with much uncertainty, one thing is clear: the #dctheatre community is strong, creative, generous, and resilient. We need your support now to raise the $25,000 in matching funds.

theatreWashington’s Taking Care Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund was established in March 2020 to provide grants to theatre professionals who face financial hardship from closings, postponed productions, and other lost wages. The fund has made microgrants to theatre professionals who have lived in the Washington region and have worked in the theatre community within the past two years, due to an outpouring of great generosity from over 900 individuals in the community.
$94,535 raised from 398 pledges and donations
189% of $50,000 goal