A waste of creative talent made us develop our shelter – to preserve talent and allow it to develop.

—Herbert Berghof

About HB Studio: Many do not realize that HB Studio is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization. This means that we put the heart and soul of our mission—the artists who study and train at the studio—first. We rely on the generosity of donors to help us continue to offer the many training, development, performance, and scholarship opportunities we have available. By making a donation to HB Studio, you are helping to secure the future of HB and the nurturing, creative community that so many actors, playwrights, and directors have called home since 1945. You can support the studio in many ways, by:

  • Making a direct, 100% tax-deductible donation
  • Attending a benefit performance at HB Studio
  • Providing in-kind donations for various community events
    • For example, we hold our Annual Spring Clean Up each year to help maintain our three historic buildings on Bank Street. Food donations help us keep our team of volunteers energized, while maintenance supplies help us keep our buildings clean, safe, and beautiful year-round. 
  • Volunteering your time as an usher for one of our many productions

You can easily make your 100% tax-deductible donation online today! Your gift can be made in honor or memory of a loved one, a friend, family member, or someone who believed in the work and mission of HB.

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Unrestricted contributions to HB Studio are a wonderful way to help support our general operations so that we can continually re-invest in our programs and services.


Your donation allows us to fulfill our commitment to providing quality training and lifelong practice for the theater artist at every stage of their career.

If you are an HB student, you know that HB goes out of its way to make its classes affordable for working and aspiring artists.  Your gift, no matter how small, can help make training a possibility for one of your peers!

HB Studio also accepts personal checks, cash, gifts of securities and employer matching gifts. Personal checks should be made payable to HB Studio and mailed to:

HB Studio
120 Bank Street
New York, NY 10014
Attn: Development Office

If you would prefer to make a donation using cash, please stop by in person at our registration office on the third floor of 120 Bank Street. If you would like to make gift of stock, please contact the Development Office for further detailed instructions, at 212-675-2370 ex. 39 or

Employer matching gifts are also a fantastic way to increase your support of at HB. Many donors are able to double their impact through their employer’s matching gift programs! For donors with matching corporate gifts, you will be recognized in the giving circle that reflects your combined support with your employer. All participating corporations will also be annually recognized in our giving circles, allowing your employer’s support of the arts to be publically recognized.

Annual Fund Giving Circles

Founder’s Circle $10,000 & above
Producer’s Circle $5,000 – $9,999
Director’s Circle $2,000 – $4,999
Performer’s Circle $500 – $1,999
Patron’s Circle $250 – $499
HB Fans Up to $250

Thank you to all our institutional and individual donors who help make our work possible. Our sincerest appreciation for all of your support.