It is vital to support writers in times of need so that they can get back to doing what they do best. DGF provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness.
If you are a writer in need, we can help.
DGF accepts applications submitted online or by mail.
If you are applying via the Postal Service with the downloaded form above, please be sure to include all additional attachments and documentation designated in the application. You may address your application as such:
ATTN: Program Manager
Dramatists Guild Foundation
356 West 40th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10018
DGF Emergency Grants regularly support costs associated with healthcare, childcare, housing, disability, natural disaster relief, and other unforeseen circumstances. DGF does not support requests related to production expenses or taxes, nor requests from individuals not actively seeking employment if they are able to work. Requests typically range between $500-$3,000. Please be advised that DGF does not support all requests.
Applicants will be notified within two to four weeks of submitting all required materials. DGF Emergency Grants are typically one-time only gifts.
Please note that for awards over $600 the Dramatist Guild Foundation is required by the IRS to issue the awardee a tax form 1099- Misc. This form is required to acknowledge the receipt of miscellaneous income by the awardee. We encourage all recipients to consult with their tax planner as to any financial implications incurred with this award.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please call 212.391.8384 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.