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 2017, The Emily List Fund awarded six grants to the following worthy recipients:


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

YOUTH TRUTH Performance Ensemble / Enchanted Circle Theater
Holyoke, MA

Milestones Theater Studio / Whole Children
Hadley, MA

Social Emotional Growth Through Theater / Hampshire Shakespeare Co.
Amherst, MA

Children’s Hospital Theater Workshops / Rubber City Shakespeare Co.
Akron, OH

Born Dancing Inc. / Founder Melissa Van Wijk
New York, New York

You can read about previous grant recipients from 2012 through 2016, 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.