Shortly after its founding, The Brandywiners chose as their motto, “All for Fun and Fun for All.” But this light-hearted philosophy masks a philanthropic effort that also has been maintained from the company’s inception.
The Brandywiners rehearse a choral selection.
Following their first performance, The Brandywiners gave $1,450 to the Mayor’s Employment and Relief committee of the City of Wilmington. The Brandywiners are proud to have maintained that generous spirit for more than 80 years. Proceeds from ticket sales for Brandywiners shows at Longwood Gardens are used to fund a variety of arts and cultural organizations in Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania. More than $700,000 has been granted by The Brandywiners, Ltd. during its history. Typically, the grants are approved for projects and activities that have specific expenses associated with them, rather than for general operating expenses.

2020 Grant Recipients

Due to COVID-19, no grants were given out in 2020

2019 Grant Recipients

Delaware Children’s Theatre Schmata Productions Community Youth Theater

2018 Grant Recipients

Choir School of Delaware Delaware Children’s Theatre First State Ballet TheatreMusic School of Delaware VSA Delaware

2017 Grant Recipients

Brandywine Pops Orchestra Chapel Street Players City Theater Company Chester County Choral Society City Theater Company Delaware All-State Theatre The Everett Theatre First State BalletHedgerow Theater Company Music School of Delaware New Ark Chorale Odyssey Charter School Players Club of Swarthmore VSA Arts of Delaware Wilmington Drama League

2016 Grant Recipients

A.R.I.A.N.N.A. Brandywine Pops Orchestra Cathedral Choir School of Delaware Chapel Street Players City Theater CompanyDelaware Theatre Association Hedgerow Theater Company Newark Symphony Orchestra The Everett Theatre VSA Arts of Delaware

2015 Grant Recipients

Able Arts, Inc. Chester County Choral Society Delaware All-State Theater Delaware Children’s Theatre Music School of DelawareNewark Symphony Orchestra The Cathedral Choir School The Unitarian Universalist Soc. Millcreek VSA Arts of Delaware

2014 Grant Recipients

Able Arts, Inc. Chapel Street Players Chester County Choral Society Delaware Theatre Company First State Ballet Theater Hedgerow Theater CompanyMusic School of Delaware Newark Arts Alliance Newark Symphony Orchestra Smyrna Opera House VSA Arts of Delaware

2013 Grant Recipients

Due to financial loss, no grants were made for 2013

2012 Grant Recipients

Due to financial loss, no grants were made for 2012

2011 Grant Recipients

Chester County Choral Society Grace Episcopal ChurchNewark Arts Alliance Pyxis Piano Quartet

2010 Grant Recipients

Brandywine Pops Orchestra Chapel Street Players Concord Players Delaware Symphony OrchestraDelaware Theatre Association Players Club of Swarthmore Newark Symphony Orchestra VSA arts of Delaware

2009 Grant Recipients

AmeriKids Grace Episcopal ChurchKennett Symphony St. Michael’s School and Nursery

2008 Grant Recipients

Brandywine Pops Orchestra Chapel Street Players Concord High School PlayersDelaware All-State Theater First State Ballet Theatre

2007 Grant Recipients

AbleArts Ardensingers Delaware Children’s Theatre Delaware Theatre AssociationDelaware Valley Chorale Delcastle Drama Club Dance Express Kennett Symphony

2006 Grant Recipients

AbleArts Aldersgate United Methodist Church Avon Grove Community Theater Amerikids Arden Club Theatre Barnstormers Theater Belle Voix Brandywine Pops Orchestra Center for the Creative Arts Cab Calloway School of the Arts Fan Club Chapel Street Players Chester County Choral Society Children’s Theatre, Inc. City Theater Company Cityfest (Wilmington) Claymont Community Center Clear Space Productions Concord High School CoroAllegro Delaware Children’s Theatre Delaware Shakespeare FestivalDelaware Symphony Delcastle High School First Night Wilmington Girls Inc. Grace Episcopal Church Hedgerow Theatre Holdeman and Marinelli Productions Ingleside Homes Kennett Amateur Theatrical Society Kennett Symphony of Chester County Mid-Atlantic Ballet Newark Arts Alliance Imagination Players Rainbow Chorale of Delaware Smyrna Opera House St. Michael’s School and Nursery, Inc. St. Paul’s School VSA Arts of Delaware Wilmington Music School Wilmington Drama League Wilmington Senior Center

2005 Grant Recipients

AbleArts The Ardensingers Barnstormers Theater Blue Rock Chorus Cab Calloway School of the Arts Camp Dreamcatcher The Cathedral Choir School of Delaware Center for the Creative Arts Chapel Street Players City Theater Company Claymont Community Chorus Concord Players From Concord High School Delaware Children’s Theatre Delaware Theatre AssociationDelcastle Technical High School Grace Episcopal Church Brown Bag Series Shirley Hunsberger Fund The Hilda Man Chorale Kennett Symphony of Chester County The Madrigal Singers of Wilmington, Ltd. Mount Pleasant High School Opera Delaware Rainbow Chorale of Delaware St. Michael’s School and Nursery, Inc. Smyrna Opera House West Chester Area Community Chorus The Wilmington Music School

2004 Grant Recipients

Amerikids Blue Rock Chorus Boys and Girls Club The Brandywine Pops Orchestra Camp Dream Catcher The Cathedral Choir School of Delaware Chapel Street Players City Fest of Wilmington City Theater Company Delaware Audubon Society Delaware Dance Company Delaware Theatre Association Delaware Valley Chorale First Night WilmingtonKennett Square Amateur Theatrical Society Mid-Atlantic Ballet Mt. Pleasant High School Theatre Department Newark Symphony Orchestra OperaDelaware Possum Point Players Shoestring Productions Sts. Andrew and Matthew Treble Choir Smyrna Opera House St. Michael’s School and Nursery, Inc. VSA Arts of Delaware Wilmington Music School Wilmington Music School Brandywiners Scholarship

2003 Grant Recipients

The Ardensingers Amerikids Camp Dreamcatcher Center for the Creative Arts Chapel Street Players Delaware Music School Delaware Symphony Delcastle Tech High School Theatre Hockessin-Area Community Theatre, Inc.Mt. Pleasant High School Theater Opera Delaware Shoestring Productions of Brandywine Valley VSA Arts of Delaware Wilmington Drama League Wilmington Montessori School Wilmington Music School WMS Brandywiners Scholarship

2002 Grant Recipients

AbleArts The Ardensingers Brandywine Pops Chapel Street Players Children’s Theatre, Inc. Claymont Community Chorus Delaware Music School Delaware Children’s Theatre Delaware Theatre Association Delcastle Tech High School Theatre Grace Episcopal ChurchMt. Pleasant High School Theater NewArk Chorale Newark Symphony Orchestra Opera Delaware Sanford Repertory Theatre Schwartz Center for the Arts St. John Cathedral Choir School VSA Arts of Delaware Wilmington Drama League Wilmington Music School WMS Brandywiners Scholarship

Since 1932 – The Brandywiners, a not-for-profit organization, continues to serve Delaware and the surrounding communities with engaging and robust ARTS programs.

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