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Foundation Support

Grants from foundations directly support Arena’s dedication to the production, presentation, development and study of American work through annual support of main stage productions, the American Voices New Play Institute and Arena’s Community Engagement division that annually addresses the arts education needs of thousands of underserved school-aged children from around the greater Washington, DC area.

Depending on a foundation’s funding priorities, grants can be given for general operating expenses or earmarked for a particular annual or campaign initiative.

Arena would be happy to explore any of those opportunities with you to create a proposal that would best fit the priorities and needs of both the foundation and Arena Stage. To begin that conversation, please contact Hannah Fried-Tanzer, Foundation Relations Manager at 202-600-4031 or

Possible Grants

Arena Stage is proud to thank the following foundations and government agencies who have helped to support Arena's work on stage and in the community with their generous support:


National Capital Arts & Cultural Affairs Program/U.S.
     Commission of Fine Arts
The Shubert Foundation, Inc.


Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
Diane & Norman Bernstein Foundation
The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
National Endowment for the Arts
Share Fund


The Theodore H. Barth Foundation, Inc.
The Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.
Harman Family Foundation
Venable Foundation


Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts
The Meredith Foundation
Alice Shaver Foundation
Hattie M. Strong Foundation


Clark-Winchcole Foundation
Dimick Foundation
Friends of Southwest DC
Mars Foundation
Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation
Nora Roberts Foundation


Davis/Dauray Family Fund
Weissberg Foundation


The Shubert Foundation

DC Arts and Humanities

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