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The Lucille Lortel Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-09-28

At A Glance

The Lucille Lortel Foundation, Inc.

322 8th Ave., 21st. Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10001-6763

Telephone: (212) 924-2817


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-06-30)

Assets: $36,362,245

Total giving: $620,500






Established in 1980 in NY - Founded by the late Lucille Lortel, who was an actress and a well known theatrical producer. She was referred to as the "Queen of Off-Broadway." The Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York City is named in her honor

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to small and mid-size nonprofit theater companies and organizations in New York, NY.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Fellowships to emerging and experienced playwrights living in the NY Tri-state area promoting artistic careers.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Performing arts
  • Theater
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Artists and performers
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Homeless people
  • Incarcerated people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-06-30

Assets: $36,362,245 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,285,465

Total giving: $620,500

Qualifying distributions: $1,008,634

Giving activities include:

$620,500 for grants