Time Warner Foundation: Grants for Theater

OVERVIEW: The Time Warner Foundation supports a diverse set of theater companies across the United States.

IP TAKE: While this funder supports some smaller theater institutions, it prioritizes larger institutions. Grantseekers should contact the organization to establish a relationship. It prioritizes theater companies located in major cities. 

PROFILE: The Time Warner Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the media corporation and its substantial subsidiary companies. The foundation seeks “innovative and powerful ways to discover, nurture, and celebrate the next generation of storytellers.” One of the ways in which Time Warner does so is through its support of theater across the United States.

Unfortunately, Time Warner's website offers little information regarding grants and grant amounts. Tax filings reveal grant amounts to be fairly substantial, and range from $25,000 to over $300,000. Time Warner's theater grants support companies in larger cities like New York or Los Angeles; however, it also supports grants to smaller organizations, such as the South Coast Reparatory in Costa Mesa, California. To get an idea of the types of organizations the foundation supports, explore its grants page.

Unfortunately, the Time Warner Foundation does not accept unsolicited letters of inquiry or requests for funding.


  • Lisa Garcia Quiroz, President