The Morgan Fund: Grants for the Arts and Arts Education


The Morgan Fund (A donor-advised fund under the auspices of The Seattle Foundation) was established in 2004 to support performing arts organizations. Our goal is simple: To encourage high quality performing arts for the community.

Our primary focus is theatre and dance, and we prefer to support small to medium size organizations. Typically, grants range from $1000 to $5000.



The Morgan Fund supports all aspects of performing arts. Examples of projects we might support include:

  • General operations support for organizations that consistently produce extremely high quality work.
    The goal: to help organizations that are performing at a high level continue their good work.
  • Per-project support for organizations that need help to take the quality of their productions to the next level. This might mean funding for capital equipment or to bring in a director, designer, actor or other artist who will help the organization’s growth and development as an artistic enterprise.
    The goal: for organizations become stronger and better, producing increasingly strong and interesting work.
  • Production support, enabling organizations to produce new, interesting works that would otherwise be unaffordable.
    The goal: to see fabulous productions that could otherwise not be produced.
  • Support individual artists who want to improve their craft through scholarships, mentorship programs, and similar opportunities.
    The goal: to assist artists in furthering their craft and enhancing their artistic abilities.
  • Bring high quality productions to audiences that otherwise would not be able to experience them.
    The goal: to establish a high expectation of excellence in the arts for all audience members.



The Morgan Fund is announcing a special initiative for small to medium arts organizations in the Puget Sound region. We intend to make multiple grants between $2,000 and $10,000 for a total amount of $50,000 this fall/winter. The Puget Sound Initiative is in addition to our standard grant process. Grant requests for the Puget Sound Initiative must be received by October 15, 2015, and the Fund will schedule site visits as needed in October and November. Grant recipients will be notified in December.

We will be accepting general applications from other areas of the country during this period.