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Billy Porter Strikes a Pose as 2022 Legends Ornament

The 2022 addition to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ Broadway Legends ornament series is “the most beautiful thing in the world,” an ornament capturing extraordinary Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning icon Billy Porter. Porter joins Julie Andrews, Carol Burnett, Carol Channing, Glenn Close, Harvey Fierstein, Angela Lansbury, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, Chita […]

Emergency Grants Sent to 5 Food Banks in Hurricane-Ravaged Florida

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS sent $250,000 in emergency grants, made in the name of the Broadway community, to five food banks helping Florida residents who continue to recover and rebuild from the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Ian. These grants, awarded October 19, 2022, include $150,000 to Feeding Florida, a network of 12 food banks […]

$250,000 Emergency Grant Awarded for Hurricane Fiona Relief in Puerto Rico

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS awarded a $250,000 emergency grant on September 28, 2022, to immediately assist the people of Puerto Rico, who continue to be plagued by island-wide power outages, water shortages and other catastrophes caused by Hurricane Fiona earlier in the month. Broadway Cares is making the emergency grant to the Hispanic Federation on […]

National Grants Restored to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS awarded $2,135,000 to 262 social service providers earlier this month. After two COVID-affected years, the grant amounts supplied to these organizations restored annual funding to the pre-pandemic levels of 2019. These social service organizations provide essential resources for their clients in the form of direct services, emergency assistance, harm reduction services […]

Special Grants to Help Ensure Access to Reproductive Health Care

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS announced $300,000 in special grants for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and NARAL Pro-Choice America to help ensure access to critical reproductive health care after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Broadway Cares is sending these grants on behalf of the Broadway and theater community to the […]

$2.5 Million in Food Grants Awarded to 127 Programs Nationwide

Theater lovers and theater artists rallied together to help Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS provide a record $2,532,500 in grants to 127 food service and meal delivery programs in New York City and nationwide. Despite the absence of full in-theater fundraising efforts for more than two years, this remarkable first step in Broadway Cares’ 2022 National […]

Fred Ebb Legacy Grows with Largest Gift Ever, Again

  The foundation created by legendary lyricist Fred Ebb awarded $2.6 million to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS as 2021 ended, topping the foundation’s previous record donation in 2020 and cementing its place as the largest single donor in Broadway Cares history. The year-end gift was put to work immediately with $1.5 million in additional support […]

Audra McDonald Stars as New Broadway Cares’ Holiday Legends Ornament

For the 2021 holiday season, six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald joins the ranks of Broadway legends immortalized as holiday ornaments benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Captured as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, McDonald glistens as a 6″ glass ornament draped in the jewel-adorned gown she wore onstage at Circle […]

Seven Dynamic Voices Join Broadway Cares Board of Trustees

The Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Board of Trustees added seven dynamic new members whose dedication and devotion to Broadway and the theater community reach from center stage to backstage and beyond. Joining the board at its annual fall meeting on October 7, 2021, were music director Ted Arthur, City National Bank Executive Vice President Linda […]