Press Release March 2015

ANNOUNCING APRIL 30,2015 DEADLINE FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS The S.T.A.R. Foundation of Monterey County (Support The Arts Regionally) Scholarship program exists to help graduating high school seniors pursue their interest in the performing arts. Scholarship awards are available for students, once enrolled in college, who have an interest in acting, musical theater, vocal and/or instrumental music, related technical skills, playwriting, or performing arts management in a college or in an extracurricular program. Depending on available funds, students attending a two-year college will receive $500.00 each year. Students attending a four-year college will receive $1000.00 per year. The awards […read more.]

Press Release – November 14, 2014 Announcing the Latest Grants

Press Release – November 14, 2014 THE S.T.A.R. FOUNDATION OF MONTEREY COUNTY ANNOUNCES LATEST GRANTS Please donate to the matching grants below to make these possible for the organizations! The following groups have been awarded grants for year 2014-2015: Community Partnership for Youth: $500.00 to support the Visual and Performing Arts Academy CSUMB Summer Arts: up to $5000.00 in scholarships for local students to attend performing arts programs Hartnell College Foundation for choral program: $2,960 for outreach plus a matching grant of $5000. for sound equipment Monterey Bay Charter School: $6,000.00 for the instrumental music program […read more.]

S.T.A.R. HONORED as Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation 2014 Central Coast National Philanthropy Day- November 21, 2014 “National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is a special day set aside in November*. The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy — and those people active in the philanthropic community — to the enrichment of our world. National Philanthropy Day® provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. First held in 1986, NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions. Last year, more than […read more.]

Announcing our New Name

We are happy to announce that as of August 8, 2014  S.T.A. R. will stand for Support The Arts Regionally to reflect the growing scope of our support for the performing arts in Monterey County.

Founder and Executive Director Reg Huston and the S.T.A.R. Foundation are profiled

S.T.A.R. tops $600,000. in Grants and Scholarships since Inception

PRESS RELEASE:  June 2014 The S.T.A.R. Foundation of Monterey County (Support Theater Arts Regionally) Announces Recent Grants and Scholarships This round of grants brings the total to over $600,000. since 2010. > The S.T.A.R. Foundation of Monterey County is happy to announce the latest grants awarded in June 2014 Santa Catalina School summer camp: $5000. Trinity Christian High  School $2500. Caminos del Arte $4850. > The S.T.A.R. Foundation of Monterey County is happy to announce the latest grants awarded April 1 to May 6, 2014 Pacific Repertory Theatre, $15,000. to upgrade the sound system Youth Orchestra […read more.]

S.T.A.R. Foundation Announces a Matching Grant

NEWS!!!! The S.T.A.R. Foundation is happy to announce a matching grant of $10,000 to the MPC Theatre Company Charitable Trust (Monterey Peninsula College) to aid the effort to save the theater company suffering from recent cutbacks by the college.

S.T.A.R. gives $10,000 for Amahl and the Night Visitors

S.T.A.R. Foundation of Monterey County is a major donor to the Monterey Symphony event – the opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors”.  Executive Director Reg Huston suggested the project and now it has come to fruition.

S.T.A.R. sponsors ASL interpretation at area school performances

Coverage PRESS RELEASE October 14, 2013 The S.T.A.R. Foundation of Monterey County (Support Theater Arts Regionally) will sponsor American Sign Language interpretation for deaf and hard of hearing children at area performances. This new program, funded by S.T.A.R. will help the children experience more fully theatrical events they otherwise might not attend. This follows on the heels of the visit by The Little Theatre of the Deaf, the children’s wing of the National Theatre of the Deaf this past summer, also sponsored by S.T.A.R. During the coming year, about 25-30 students in grades 9-12 […read more.]


Application Deadline

The deadline for grant applications is January 1, 2018 Please refer to grant application information and send as PDFs to