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About the Foundation

The Charlotte Cushman Foundation is dedicated to supporting Philadelphia’s vibrant and diverse theater community. It continues to take its inspiration from America’s first leading international actress Charlotte Cushman (1816-1876), a dedicated performer and supporter of the arts.

The main focus of the foundation is providing grants to professional nonprofit theater companies for actors’ salaries in staged productions, and it welcomes proposals from the greater Philadelphia area.