This web site provides background on the Emma A. Sheafer Charitable Trust.

Funding Interests:

Performing arts organizations

Geographic Focus:

New York City


A minimum of three years must elapse between grant awards. No grants are made to individuals, private foundations, governmental organizations, or for matching gifts or loans.


Organizations must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as public charities and tax-exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

Grant Cycle:

Proposal deadline is May 1st.

**PLEASE NOTE: As May 1, 2016 falls on a Sunday, this year’s deadline is Monday, May 2nd. **

Grants are paid by November.

Type of Support:

Project, capital, and capacity building

JPMorgan Chase Relationship: