About The Eugene O’Neill Foundation

The Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House, was established in 1974 for the purposes of acquiring O’Neill’s former residence in Danville, California and establishing it as a historic monument. Since then the Foundation has devoted itself to developing the site into a center that promotes the vision and legacy of America’s first great playwright, Eugene O’Neill, through numerous educational, artistic, and research programs.

Eugene O’Neill

Irish-American playwright Eugene O'Neill is the only American playwright to have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and also four Pulitzer prizes. O’Neill wrote nearly 60 plays in a career spanning three decades. During his time at Tao House in Danville, California, O'Neill wrote his most famous plays that rank among the highest achievements of the English-speaking theatre: The Iceman Cometh, Hughie, A Moon for the Misbegotten, and Long Day's Journey Into Night.

Learn more about...

The Eugene O'Neill Foundation | Tao House | Danville, CA

Awards and Honors

We are incredibly thankful for the support we receive and honor the individuals and organizations who help us fulfill our mission

Volunteer Assistance Welcomed

Use your talents and expertise to help us improve the programming offered through the Foundation.

Some volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to:


advise on ways to improve and develop our use of technology


write articles, press releases, edit, assist with social media


assist in developing marketing plans and outreach efforts

Hirschfeld EON facing left-croplightgreen

Fund Development

assist in the development of a plan to increase financial resources, including implementation

Grant Writing

research possible grant sources for EONF program support; write and submit grant applications


provide hospitality support for Foundation-sponsored events at Tao House and in the community