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


Whole Children / Milestones Theater Studio

UCP Children's Musical Theater Program

Good Medicine Theater Workshops

Melissa Van Wijk / Born Dancing

SciTech Band, "The Pride of Springfield"


Grace Episcopal Church / Summer Performing Arts Camp in Haiti

Enchanted Circle Theater YOUTH TRUTH Performance Ensemble

Milestones Theater Studio / Whole Children

Hampshire Shakespeare Co.

Rubber City Shakespeare Co.

Melissa Van Wijk / Born Dancing

You can also find grant recipients from 2012 through 2016. If you're interested in applying to the fund, applications are accepted year-round.