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How to Support the Broadway Community on Giving Tuesday

Broadway Direct has an annual tradition of celebrating Giving Tuesday by supporting key nonprofit organizations that represent Broadway Direct’s values of accessibility, education, and inclusion. This year, we’d like to take a moment to highlight organizations that are working to support, uplift, and transform the Broadway community while theatres remain closed. There are many organizations that are helping, supporting, and advocating for the community members most affected by the pandemic this year, and these are just a few of the many. Keep reading for ways to support.


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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the leading fundraising organizations in the theatre and entertainment industry. They fund the service work of The Actors Fund and award grants to AIDS service organizations nationwide. BC/EFA has been helping entertainment professionals meet coronavirus-related expenses and other challenges brought about by the pandemic through the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. To donate to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, click here.

The Actor’s Fund

The Actors Fund offers a broad variety of programs, workshops, and online resources for entertainment and performing arts professionals. Their mission is to foster stability and resiliency, and provide a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Since March 18, 2020, The Actors Fund has distributed more than $17 million in emergency financial assistance to 14,283 people in our industry. This money is helping people cover basic living expenses, such as food, essential medications, utilities and more. To donate to The Actor’s Fund, click here.

Broadway Advocacy Coalition

The Broadway Advocacy Coalition builds the capacity of individuals, organizations, and communities to dismantle the systems that perpetuate racism through the power of storytelling and the leadership of people directly affected. Founded in 2016 by members of the Broadway community as a direct response to the nation’s pandemic of racism and police brutality, it has since grown into a multi-disciplinary organization uniting artists with legal experts and community leaders to have a lasting impact on policy issues including criminal justice reform, education equity, and immigration. To donate to the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, click here.


TDF is a nonprofit service organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone. Founded in 1968, TDF’s mission is to sustain live theater and dance by engaging and cultivating a broad and diverse audience and eliminating barriers to attendance. TDF fulfills its mission with a variety of programs that expand access, cultivate communities, and support the makers of the performing arts. Best known for its theatergoing programs (including the TKTS by TDF Discount Booths and TDF Membership Programs), TDF’s accessibility, school, community engagement, and information programs — as well as the TDF Costume Collection Rental and Research Programs — have introduced millions of people to the theater and have helped make the unique experience of theater available to everyone. To donate to TDF, click here.

Black Theatre United

Black Theatre United is a group of actors, directors, musicians, writers, technicians, producers and stage management, united to stand together to help protect Black people, Black talent and Black lives of all shapes and orientations in theatre and communities across the country. BTU intends to be a resource hub for Black theatre artists. Since its founding, Black Theatre United has started a partnership supporting Stacey Abrams’ Fair Count, a non-profit, non-partisan organization to achieve an accurate count of people in the 2020 Census as well as Harness, a non-profit from America Ferrera, Wilmer Valderrama, and Ryan Piers Williams to engage artists in social change. To donate to Black Theatre United, click here.