DGF Logo on a wall next to a brown piano

Founded in 1962 by members of the Dramatists Guild, The Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) is now a separate non-profit. DGF is a charity, while the Guild is a trade association.

Writers’ stories help us process the beauty and pain of the world. If writers don’t get the support they need, theater cannot continue. That’s where DGF steps in. DGF is a national charity that fuels the future of American theater by supporting the writers who create it. DGF fosters playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters at all stages of their careers.

DGF sponsors educational programs; provide awards, grants, and stipends; offer free space to create new works, and give emergency aid to writers in need. By supporting and nurturing the creators of today, we protect the stories of tomorrow.

To apply for a grant or program, reserve the Music Hall, or to learn more, please visit or email To help support writers, please visit To learn more about DGF’s programs, grants and projects or to donate to the foundation, please visit their website.


This organization is part of a family of six independent institutions - each with its own charge to protect, support and enhance the life of theatre writers everywhere.