Foundation & Government Support

McCarter Theatre Center receives funding from a wide variety of foundations who believe in the importance of the performing arts and theater education in American society.

The specific work supported by foundations varies but collectively their contributions represent a critical 10% of McCarter’s annual income.

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is the lead governmental supporter of McCarter’s operations. The New Jersey Cultural Trust has also been a vital partner in McCarter’s endowment and sustainability plans.

Current Supporters

Grand Maestros (100,000+)
New Jersey State Council on the Arts 
Princeton University
The Shubert Foundation

Maestros ($75,000 -$99,999)
The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust

Grand Impresarios ($50,000 - $74,999)
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
George H. and Estelle M. Sands Foundation
The Starr Foundation

Impresarios ($25,000 - $49,999)
Edward T. Cone Foundation
The Curtis W. McGraw Foundation
David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Project
Edgerton Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Princeton Area Community Foundation
Princeton University Lewis Center for the Arts
Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

Guarantors ($15,000 - $24,999)
The Burke Foundation
Mary Owen Borden Foundation
New Jersey Council for the Humanities
Princeton University Humanities Council

Grand Sponsors ($10,000 - $14,999)
The DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund
The Horizon Foundation, Inc.
The Karma Foundation

Angels ($7,500 - $9,999)
The Jerome Robbins Foundation

Producers ($5,000 - $7,499)
Campus Conversations on Identities (CCI Fund)
The Kai Yue Foundation
Rita Allen Foundation

Directors ($1,000 - $4,999)
Fund for the New Jersey Blind, Inc. 
Nina Abrams Fund


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