Diversity Initiative
  • The Diversity & Inclusion Initiative is the cornerstone of USITT's efforts to grow opportunities for under represented populations in design and technology.  Through mentoring programs such as the Gateway Program, we help promising individuals develop their network, gain confidence in their ability, and open doors to create a world where creativity and skill are honored above all.
Edward F. Kook Fund
  • the Edward F. Kook Fund helped the development of LED lighting for the entertainment industry.  Gifts support current research like virtual textiles and and high speed braking for entertainment applications, and new Innovation Research Grants projects addressing technology challenges faced by the entertainment industry.
Fellows Fund
  • The Fellows Fund provides seed funding for new initiatives allowing USITT to act quickly and responsively to opportunities.
General Operations
  • The General Operations Fund supports the daily operations of USITT.
New Century Fund
  • The New Century Fund supports initiatives for the next generation of design and technology professionals.  In addition it supports the funding of the Young Designers, Managers, & Technicians Awards.
Rigging Safety Fund
  • The Rigging Safety Initiative provides safety inspections and training for secondary schools in the United States. In its first five years, RSI has already improved stage safety at more than 120 secondary schools impacting more than 150,000 students
Samuel Scripps International Fund
  • The Samuel Scripps International Fund provides assistance for USITT's work abroad.  It also helps fund master artists coming to the United States to share their skills and talents.
  • The USITT Fund grows to support projects for the future of USITT.  Gifts are restricted and only the investment growth of this fund is used.