Providing financial support to writers is an investment in the future of American theater. We maintain a strong granting program composed of our Emergency Grants and Writers Alliance Grants. This program ensures that writers are able to do the work that they do best, and that their accomplishments and potential are acknowledged.
Grants for Writers
DGF’s founding program, Emergency Grants, provides funds for writers facing challenging circumstances. If you are a writer in need, we can help.
The Housing Assistance Grants provide financial support for housing expenses accrued as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Steven Schwartzberg Grants provide financial support for mental health and wellness services for writers.
Grants for Theaters
Our Writers Alliance Grants are given to a writer who shows extraordinary promise and to a theater that is producing that writer’s work.
DGF recognizes outstanding achievement in the theater by giving financial awards in several categories.