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Institutional Giving

Donations from foundations, corporations, and government agencies provide essential support for Playwrights Horizons' activities, including productions, play development, audience access programs, and professional theater training for young arts professionals. Institutional supporters of Playwrights Horizons receive many benefits, such as complimentary tickets, discounts for employees, and public recognition.

For more information, please contact Susan Ferziger, Associate Director, Institutional Giving and Campaign, at 212 564 1235 x3142 or  sferziger@phnyc.org.

Special thanks to the following foundations, corporations, government agencies, and elected officials for their extraordinary support of Playwrights Horizons:

Institutional Sponsors

CHAMPIONS ($25,000 – $99,999)


Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation

Davis Polk & Wardwell

The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.

John and Robyn Horn Foundation

The Laurents/Hatcher Foundation

Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater

The Marc Haas Foundation

The Richenthal Foundation

RWS Foundation

The Scherman Foundation

Sir Peter Shaffer Charitable Foundation

The SHS Foundation

Seth Sprague Educational & Charitable Foundation

Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Tiger Baron Foundation

Venturous Theater Fund 

Vivace Foundation

Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation


LEADERS ($10,000 - $24,999)

21st Century ILGWU Heritage Fund

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Charina Foundation, Inc.

Con Edison

Frederic R. Coudert Foundation


Horizon Media

The Hyde and Watson Foundation

Carl Jacobs Foundation

The Carter Fund

Joseph & Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts

Jerome Foundation

The Ralph & Ricky Lauren Family Foundation, Inc.

The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation

Proskauer Rose LLP

Rosenthal Family Foundation/Nancy Stephens & Rick Rosenthal

S&P Global

Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation

The Tobin Theatre Arts Fund

Spingold Foundation

The Travelers Companies, Inc.

The Wilke Family Foundation

PARTNERS ($5,000 – $9,999)

The Theodore H. Barth Foundation, Inc.
The Barbara Bell Cumming Charitable Trust
Green Curtain Productions
Marta Heflin Foundation
Bertha & Isaac Liberman Foundation
The Liman Foundation
Morgan Stanley
The New York Community Trust
The Jerome Robbins Foundation
The Geraldine Stutz Trust

BENEFACTORS ($2,500 – $4,999)

First Republic Bank

Jujamcyn Theaters
National Alliance for Musical Theatre's Innovation & Exploration Grant
Ropes & Gray

DONORS ($500 –$2,499)

Actors' Equity Foundation
Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York
Amazon Smile

The Betsy and Alan Cohn Foundation, Inc.

Crosswicks Foundation, LTD.

Dewitt Stern Group, Inc.
Lutz & Carr, CPA's LLP

Lucille Lortel Foundation
Rodgers and Hammerstein Foundation

Playwrights Horizons is a recipient of support from The Leading National Theaters Program, a joint initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


National Endowment for the Arts
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs CreateNYC Disability Forward Fund
New York City Council at the request of Speaker Adrienne Adams and Council Members Erik Bottcher and Carlina Rivera
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Houchul and the New York State Legislature

List current as of August 14, 2023. Includes supporters of the Annual Gala Benefit.

Photos by Chasi Annexy and Jeff Prout.