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.

Previous Grant Recipients


Haiti Summer Performing Arts Camp / Amherst’s Grace Episcopal Church
YOUTH TRUTH Performance Ensemble / Enchanted Circle Theater
Milestones Theater Studio / Whole Children
Social Emotional Growth Through Theater / Hampshire Shakespeare Co.
Children’s Hospital Theater Workshops / Rubber City Shakespeare Co.
Born Dancing Inc. / Founder Melissa Van Wijk


Sueann Townsend / Amherst Ballet Theatre Co.
FlynnArts Dance for Parkinson's
Kimberly Khare / Next Step Theater Takeover! 
Lorrie Kubicek / MGH Music Therapy
Melissa Van Wijk / Born Dancing Inc.
Sarah Bailey / Weathervane Playhouse
Frannie Shepherd-Bates/ Shakespeare in Prison

You can also find grant recipients from 2012 through 2015..

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

You can also read more about the fund, read more about Emily List or donate.