Margaret Abell Powell Fund

The Margaret Abell Powell Fund:

Awards grants in June and December to qualified nonprofits producing classical-ballet and traditional theater in English in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Grants typically do not exceed $25,000.

It is required that grantees use 10 percent of the grant to provide free tickets to students from nearby school districts who would otherwise be unlikely to attend performances.

Grant requests must be from nonprofits operating in:

  • The District of Columbia;
  • Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland;
  • The City of Alexandria and Arlington County in Virginia.

The Fund will consider applications for:

  • Underwriting of specific classical ballet and traditional theater performances;
  • Training of local actors, actresses, performers and dancers;
  • Staging and choreography of specific pieces; and
  • General operating expenses.

The Fund will not consider applications for:

  • Consecutive year grants
  • 501 (c) (3) organizations that do not have a 509 (a) (1) or (2) status or not included under Section 170(b)(1)(A)(i),(ii), (iii), (iv), (v) or (vi) on your IRS Letter
  • Organizations that perform, sponsor or promote abortion
  • Performances that are not classical ballet and traditional theater;
  • Organizations based or performing outside the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area;
  • Productions using performers who are not local;
  • National touring companies, even those performing in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area;
  • Construction or improvement of buildings

HOW TO APPLY:

STEP ONE: Review Requirements & Deadlines.

STEP TWO: You must receive an invitation to apply. If you are eligible, you will be invited by our staff to submit a proposal.

The WSAF has moved to a two cycle process and will open the next cycle on November 1 for applications that will be reviewed in March of 2017. 

All grantees who are eligible to apply for this cycle have received an invitation letter with instructions on how to access the new system. Future cycles will open in 2017 and 2018 and each group of eligible applicants will be sent information and an instruction letter on how to apply.

Margaret Abell Powell Fund Grants Awarded:

Classical Ballet:

Traditional Theater:

Classical Ballet & Traditional Theater:

Our Grantees' Mailing Address and Website Address:

Adventure Theatre

7300 MacArthur Blvd

Glen Echo, MD 20812

http://www.adventuretheatre.org/

  

American Dance Institute, Inc.

1570 E Jefferson Street

Rockville, MD 20852

http://www.americandance.org/

 

Amherst College Trustees - Folger Shakespeare Library

201 East Capitol Street SE

Washington, DC 20003

http://www.folger.edu/

 

Arena Stage

1101 Sixth St, SW

Washington, DC 20024

http://www.arena-stage.org/about/

 

Ballet Arts Academy at the Old Waldorf School Inc

P.O. Box 332

Waldorf, MD 20604

http://mazju.tripod.com/index50.html

 

BalletNova Center for Dance

3443 Carlin Springs Road

Falls Church, Virginia 22041

http://www.balletnova.org/

 

BlackRock Center for the Arts

12901 Towen Commons Drive

Germantown, MD 20874

http://www.blackrockcenter.org/

 

Bowen McCauley Dance Inc

2016 N Woodstock Street

Arlington, VA 22207

http://www.bmdc.org/about

 

Building Bridges Across the River, Inc. (THEARC)

1901 Mississippi Ave, SE

Washington, DC 20020

http://www.thearcdc.org/partners/building.asp

 

CityDance Ensemble, Inc.

5301 Tuckerman Lane

N. Bethesda, MD 20852

http://www.citydance.net/

 

Dance Institute of Washington

3400 14th Street NW

Washington, DC 20010

http://www.danceinstitute.org/

 

Ellington Fund

3500 R Street, NW

Washington, DC 20007

http://www.ellingtonschool.org/ellington-fund/

 

Ford's Theatre

511 Tenth Street NW

Washington, DC 20004

http://www.fordstheatre.org/

 

Imagination Stage

4908 Auburn Ave

Bethesda, MD 20814

http://www.imaginationstage.org/

 

John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts

1701 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, DC 20566

http://www.kennedy-center.org/

 

Levine School of Music

2801 Uptown Street NW

Washington, DC 20008

http://www.levineschool.org/

 

Lumina Studio Theatre, Inc.

620 Pershing Drive

Silver Spring, MD 20910

http://www.luminastudio.org/

 

Maryland Youth Ballet

926 Ellsworth Drive

Silver Spring, MD 20910

http://www.marylandyouthballet.org/

 

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre, Inc.

10076 Darnestown Road Ste 202

Rockville, MD 20850

http://www.mbtdance.org/

 

Olney Theatre Corporation

2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd

Olney, MD 20832

http://www.olneytheatre.org/

 

Patricia M. Sitar Center for the Arts

1700 Kalorama Rd, NW, Suite 101

Washington, DC 20009

http://www.sitarartscenter.org/

 

Round House Theatre Inc

4545 East-West Highway

Bethesda, MD 20814

http://www.roundhousetheatre.org/

 

Shakespeare Theatre Company

516 8th Street NW

Washington, DC 20003

http://www.olneytheatre.org/

 

Signature Theatre, Inc.

3806 South Four Mile Drive

Arlington, VA 22206

http://www.sig-online.org/

 

The Washington Ballet

3515 Wisconsin Ave NW

Washington, DC 20016

http://www.washingtonballet.org/

  

Universal Ballet Foundation-

dba Kirov Academy of Ballet Washington, DC

4301 Harewood Road NE

Washington, DC 20017

https://www.kirovacademydc.org/

 

Washington Stage Guild

4018 Argyle Terrace, NW

Washington, DC 20011-5301

http://www.stageguild.org/

 

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