Paul M. Angell Family Foundation: Grants for Theater

OVERVIEW: The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation supports theater organizations concerned with the proliferation and presentation of the performing arts.

IP TAKE: This funder supports theater performers, presenters, and educators.

PROFILE: Established in 2011, the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation honors the memory of its namesake Paul Angell. The foundation seeks to “advance society through performing arts, conservation of the world’s oceans, and alleviation of poverty.” It dedicates programs to each, as well. 

Angell's Performing Arts program supports performing arts organizations. Its grantmaking emphasizes classical music and theater companies. It also awards grants to theater performers, presenters, and educators. In the past, Angell funded the About Face Theater’s mainstage season and the Albany Park Theater Project’s Youth Development through Theater project. To get a broader sense of the types of theater grants the foundation awards, explore its searchable grants database

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation grants typically fall in the $25,000 to $50,000 range. The foundation geographically restricts its grantmaking to the Chicago, Illinois area, the Mid-Atlantic Region, and the Cleveland, Ohio area. Eligible organizations may apply through the foundation’s online application system. Angell accepts letters of inquiry in mid-October and mid-March with grant decisions made in late May and late November, respectively.


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