Founders Fund Projects of National Significance

Founders Grants:
2017 CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT (The application period for the 2017 Concept Development Grant is now CLOSED.)

Our Mission:
The Children’s Theatre Foundation challenges and supports theatre artists to achieve excellence in service to young people.

We Value:

  • Children and Youth
  • The Art of Theatre
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Equity
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
The Children’s Theatre Foundation of America is committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Foundation supports theatre artists and organizations that share the Foundation’s values working to address past and current injustices to groups that have been historically disadvantaged and socially, politically, and economically excluded. READ MORE…

CTFA Issues a Challenge to Theatre and Theatre Artists
To encourage Excellence, Innovation, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in projects unique and new to the field of theatre that will positively advance the field of theatre for young audiences nationally (Logo:
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2018 PROJECT FULFILLMENT Founders Grants
  • Grant Funding may be awarded in amounts up to $30,000.
  • Funding may be for projects that have developed and are ready to be shared with the public through production, innovative forms of public display or publication.
  • Funding may be for projects that take artists and organizations out of their “comfort zones”, stress innovation excellence and move the field forward in form and/or intent.
  • Funding may be for production costs including but not limited to script commissions, artist fees for new collaborations, innovative design applications, and extraordinary educational or outreach opportunities.

-PROJECT FULFILLMENT Grant(s) will be awarded in 2018.
-The recipient of a CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT Grant may apply for a PROJECT FULFILLMENT Grant for the same project.
-The Founders Grants are not intended to be the sole support of funding for a project, but could effectively augment other sources of support.


Additional information and Application Form for the Project Fulfillment Founders Grant will be available from CTFA’s website mid-Summer.
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