Jerome Robbins Foundation

The Jerome Robbins Foundation was established to support dance, theater and their associative arts.


Jerome Robbins established the Foundation in 1958, in honor of his mother, with the intent to support dance, theater, and their associative arts. In the 1980’s, following the outbreak of AIDS, he directed Foundation resources almost exclusively to the AIDS crisis and still later, in letters left to the board, he conveyed his wish that the Foundation once again extend its resources to the performing arts – dance and theater especially.

Given the current environment, the Foundation is not accepting applications at this time and the board is waiting for the situation to stabilize before making decisions regarding this year’s funding. That being said, we are encouraging all our grantees to keep us apprised of their particular circumstances at any time so, please keep us in the loop and we will do the same. 

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    Past Grant Recipients The Jerome Robbins Award


    Floria V. Lasky, Esq. (In Memoriam), Allen Greenberg, Daniel Stern (In Memoriam), Christopher Pennington, Ellen Sorrin