The Freelance Players has received support from numerous individuals, foundations and corporations, and the government since its incorporation in 1977. These institutional supporters include the A.C. Ratshesky Foundation, Brookline Community Fund, Brookline Council on the Arts and Humanities, the Cambridge Community Foundation, Cambridge Trust Company, the Corning Foundation, the Marianne J.H. Witherby Foundation, the Overbrook Foundation, Polaroid, the Reebok Foundation, and the Alice Tully Foundation.
Urban Improv, founded in 1992, has received support from many generous individuals and institutions including Bank of America Foundation, Carpenter & Company; Fleet Boston Financial; John Hancock Insurance Company; Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, Inc.; the Lyons Group; and New England Development & Management LP.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council has provided leadership grants (Education, Endowment, Operating, Organizational) for more than two decades. Many generous individuals respond every year to the annual appeal which supports Freelance programs and the Scholarship fund. The Freelance Players, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.