GUIDELINES FOR APPLICATION
The SMAF provides funds for public events that enhance and develop stage management skills, advocacy, education, and training.
In March 2023 we were pleased to award four grants to individuals and organizations. Please see our press tab for more information.
The Fall 2023 Grant Cycle is now closed and the grants will be announced on or after November 15, 2023. Look for our next deadline in spring of 2024.
Individuals and Organizations are welcome to apply.
Organizations producing or supporting stage managers that are in the 501(c) series of non-profits, or individuals, groups of individuals, or organizations sponsored through a 501(c) fiscal receiver.
501(c) Series Organizations
Proposals accepted from organizations whose activities align with the mission and funding purposes of the Foundation. This includes programming to advance stage managers career education.
What Can Be Funded
Program and services, honorariums, travel to conferences, and workshops.
*Scholarships when named funds are available.
Types of Funding Available
Grants: The SMAF may grant funds to individuals through fiscal receivers or to 501(c) series of not-for-profit organizations, as long as the use of those funds aligns with the SMAF’s mission.
Honorariums: The SMAF may offer funds to support honorariums to one or more individuals in compensation for lectures, seminars, mentoring or similar activities, for the furtherance of educating students or others. Such honorariums may also be structured to cover out-of-pocket costs incurred in scheduling, materials, travel, and other appropriate expenses related to being on-site for such activities.
Community Giving: The SMAF may allocate funds to specific 501(c) series of tax-exempt organizations or individuals to fund stage manager-related needs and causes.
What We Do Not Fund
We do not fund:
Subvention (book publishing)
Purchase of major equipment for an individual or organization (computer equipment, projectors, modems, etc.)
Individuals or organizations that are not a non-profit fiscal receiver or are not affiliated with one.