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 $1,000,000

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

Grants notifications and awards are made by November.

Type of Support:

Grants are provided for capacity-building support and small-scale capital projects. Support is not provided for commissions.

JPMorgan Chase Relationship:

Sole Trustee