Reva and David Logan Foundation: Grants for Theater

OVERVIEW: The Reva and David Logan Foundation awards theater grants to organizations across the United States.

IP TAKE: This funder awards both single and multi-year grants.

PROFILE: Reva Frumkin Logan and David Logan established the Reva and David Logan Foundation (R&DLF) in 1965. Based in Chicago, Illinois, R&DLF supports nonprofit organizations working within its priority grantmaking areas of social justice, scholarships, the arts, and investigative journalism “[i]n Chicago and around the world.”

The foundation’s arts grants support the “[a]ll types of human expression, influenced by the culture and driven by creative impulse, that contribute to the beauty and meaning of human life.”

While R&DLF arts grants can range anywhere from $1,000 to over $200,000, most awards typically range from about $5,000 to $50,000. Past theater grant recipients include Blair Thomas and Company, which received a multi-year grant to support its Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival planning and support; and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, which also received a multi-year grant for its National Critics Institute. To learn more about R&DLF journalism grantees, explore its grants approved page (PDF).

The foundation accepts unsolicited letters of inquiry (LOIs) but does not accept unsolicited proposals. New applicants may submit their LOIs via the foundation’s Grantee Portal. Returning applicants need to contact grants manager Preeti Veerlapati before submitting their application materials.


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