If you are a Washington DC area theatre professional – on stage or off stage – currently residing and working (or have in the past two years) in the Washington DC area, and are dealing with an unforeseen medical or personal emergency, including loss of work resulting from COVID-19, you may apply to the Taking Care Fund. Funding is available in grants ranging from $500 to $5,000, with the average grant estimated to be $1,500. Applications are reviewed by staff and the Taking Care Advisory Panel on a monthly basis received by the 5th of each month. Grants are awarded to applicants with the greatest need based on the information provided on the application, and the amount of the grant is determined by the number of applications received. While this is a critical time for many in the community and the assistance we can provide is limited, we hope to provide as much assistance to as many of our colleagues as the funding allows.