SAA Foundation Awards Disaster Recovery Grant to York Theatre Company

February 9, 2021—The Society of American Archivists Foundation has just awarded a disaster recovery grant to The York Theatre Company (The York), an East Manhattan-based theatre devoted to developing new musicals and rediscovering underappreciated musical gems from the past. 

The $5,000 grant from the National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives will support The York's efforts to recover the portion of their archival collection damaged by flooding from a recent water main break. 

The National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives was established by SAA and the Society of Southwest Archivists in 2005 to assist repositories affected by Hurricane Katrina. Working together, SSA and SAA expanded the original scope of the Fund to provide grants of up to $5,000 to support the recovery of archival collections from major disasters, regardless of region or repository type.

If you would like to help support institutions through their disaster recovery efforts, consider donating to the NDRFA Fund

Learn more about the National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives and, if your institution has recently suffered damage from a natural disaster, consider applying for a grant.


The SAA Foundation is the nation’s leading source of nonprofit funding dedicated to the interests of archives and archivists. Donations to the SAA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax deductible.