Applying to the Taking Care Fund
If you are a Washington, DC-area theatre professional – on stage or off– 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.
The Taking Care Medical Emergency Fund is also still active for Washington, DC-area theatre professionals dealing with an unforeseen medical emergency. Funding is available ranging from $500 to $5,000, and applications are reviewed on a weekly basis.
Questions? Contact us!
Theatre Washington welcomes questions on the Taking Care Fund and its application process. Please contact Taking Care Fund Fundraising and Administrative Associate, Cody Whitfield.