The Emily List Fund for Performing Arts Therapy has been established by Emily's family to honor her memory as an actor, a dancer, a reviewer and a lover of the performing arts. The Fund will be used to support theater, dance and music projects aimed at helping the sick and disadvantaged in the interest of making their lives better and brighter through the performing arts.

Grant Recipients

In summer 2019, The Emily List Fund awarded five grants to the following worthy recipients:


Haiti Summer Performing Arts Camp /
Amherst's Grace Episcopal Church / Bayonnais, Haiti

Good Medicine Theater Workshops / Nationwide Children's Hospital / Columbus, OH


Born Dancing / Founder Melissa Van Wijk / New York, NY

BRAvo Dance for Breast Cancer Survivors / Karmanos Cancer Institute / Mt. Clemens, MI


SciTech Band, "The Pride of Springfield" / Conductor Gary Bernice / Springfield, MA

You can read about previous grant recipients from 2012 through 2018, and you can also read more about the fund, read more about Emily List or donate.

If you're interested in applying to the fund, applications are accepted year-round.