Guidelines

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

Funding Interests:

Performing arts organizations with an annual operating budget less than or equal to $1,500,000

Geographic Focus:

New York City

Restrictions:

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.

Eligibility:

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

Grants notifications and awards are made by November.

Type of Support:

Capacity-building support, small-scale capital projects, and occasional project grants. Support is not provided for commissions.

JPMorgan Chase Relationship:

Sole Trustee