Fred Ebb Foundation

“What good is sitting
alone in your room?
Come hear the
music play…”

The Fred Ebb Foundation, established in 2005 under the terms of Fred Ebb’s will, has twin purposes. First, it bestows an annual award (with a $60,000 stipend) to an aspiring musical theatre songwriter or songwriting team that has not yet achieved significant commercial success. The Foundation presented its 15th songwriting award on December 2, 2019, in an event at the American Airlines Theatre. Second, it makes an annual contribution to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Since its first contribution in 2005, the Ebb Foundation has donated over 18 million dollars to Broadway Cares.