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News for August 2017

S.T.A.R. FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO RECEIVE AWARD Founder and Executive Director  Reg Huston will receive Philanthropist of the Year through The Arts Council for Monterey County as a 2018 “Champion for the Arts”.  A gala event will be held February 3, 2018.  Please consider making a donation to the S.T.A.R. Foundation honoring Reg and our mission via our website. For more information regarding Champions for the Arts please see http://arts4mc.org/champions/ LATEST GRANTS Youth Music Monterey: $5000.00 for ten S.T.A.R. Foundation scholarships Forest Theater Foundation: up to $3000.00 in youth ticket reimbursement for the Carmel Pops event Spector […read more.]

Announcing Scholarship Winners and Additional Grants May 2017

THE S.T.A.R. FOUNDATION OF MONTEREY COUNTY ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL GRANTS AND PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS. To date the Foundation has granted $1,039,185.00 to youth-related performing arts programs and activities. These additional groups have been awarded grants in the March granting cycle: Dance Kids: $5000.00 YOSAL: $5000.00 Dual Language Academy of the Monterey Peninsula: $5000.00 PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS The following High School Seniors have been chosen to receive the 2017 S.T.A.R.  Performing Arts Scholarship Award: The performing arts scholarship program started in 2012 and has supported thirty-five students to date with a total of  $65,000. not including this year’s […read more.]

Announcing the latest grant recipients March 2017

The S.T.A.R. Foundation announces the latest grants. $3,878.00 Trinity Christian High School, Monterey to help subsidize youth ticket costs and to help equip their new performance space $5,000.00 PacRep/SoDA, Carmel for help with School of Dramatic Arts productions and youth ticket subsidy $10,500.00 Sol Treasures in King City to help purchase microphones and subsidize youth tickets.

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    THE S.T.A.R. FOUNDATION OF MONTEREY COUNTY ANNOUNCES LATEST GRANTS Since its inception in 2009 the Foundation has distributed grants amounting to a total of over $825,000.00 The following groups have been awarded grants in September 2015: Sol Treasures, King City: $5000.00 for the new High School musical program Monterey Jazz Festival: $6000.00 to be used for the Traveling Clinician Program PacRep: $3225. for SoDA (School of Dramatic Arts) scholarships and tickets for community youth to attend performances. Camerata Singers: $250.00 music for Futures (youth) and up to $2500.00 for tickets for youth to attend […read more.]

Press Release June 2015

Press Release – June 2015 THE S.T.A.R. FOUNDATION OF MONTEREY COUNTY ANNOUNCES LATEST GRANTS and SCHOLARSHIPS Since its inception in 2009 the Foundation has distributed grants amounting to a total of over $775,000.00 The following groups have been awarded grants in May 2015: Youth Music Monterey: $5000.00 to fund ten (10) S.T.A.R. Foundation Scholarships of $500.00 each. Caminos del Arte, Salinas: $2750.00 to purchase or rent musical instruments for their annual Arts and Crafts Festival and Workshop Spector Dance: $5000.00 to subsidize ticket costs so that students may attend performances in King City and at Hartnell […read more.]

New Facebook Page for Youth Only

S.T.A.R. has set up a new page on Facebook: Starfyo “STAR For Youth Only” so that anyone under 25 can post updates, pics, videos, etc. related to their activities/experiences with the performing arts. Please pass the word.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Application Deadline

The deadline for grant applications is January 1, 2018 Please refer to grant application information and send as PDFs to Susanne@starfoundationmc.org