Non-Profit groups and organizations within the Monterey Peninsula whose primary function is the producing of Theatre, Dance or Musical Performance (Instrumental or Vocal) may apply for financial support grants from the MPTT.


In order to be eligible to apply for a grant from the MPTT, local non-profit performing arts groups must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Grants are restricted to ACCREDITED post-secondary educational institutions and/or non-profit performing arts groups unaffiliated with educational groups.
  • Be current with all tax filings, and in good standing with the California State Department of Justice, Registry of Charitable Trusts
  • Indicate the specific project or projects that the grant will support (grants will not be provided for general operation purposes).
  • Provide a detailed budget/explanation of proposed use of the funds. No “TBD” of MPTT funding allowed. Documentation (i.e. – published cost estimates) should also be included/uploaded with the request.
  • Mandatory crediting of the MPTT in ALL program and PR materials used/sent in regard to the funded project (i.e. – A press release of the funded project MUST make mention of the sponsorship of the MPTT).
  • Grant request must be for a future event or project.  Application must be received no later than 60 days before the project. 

NOTE: limit of one GRANT per calendar year. (multiple grant REQUESTS can be made in a year if the first request is denied for some reason).

LIMIT: Maximum grant to an organization is $3000.

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