S.T.A.R. Foundation MC announces latest grants

The S.T.A.R. Foundation is happy to announce the latest grants awarded in January 2014.

1. National Steinbeck Center: $3000.  for the Play writing and Art of Storytelling Workshops presented as part of the Grapes of Wrath  75th Anniversary Celebration in May.

2. Occhiata Foundation: $10,000  for the In School-Day at the Opera program/Metropolitan Opera Cinema

3. Alisal Center for the Fine Arts: $5000. for theater program sound and lighting equipment.

4. Friends of Salinas Library: $1750. for the Salinas Youth Poet Laureate Competition awards

5. Arts Council of Monterey County: $6500. to assist with the national Poetry Out Loud program.

6. Sol Treasures in King City: $3000. to assist with the orchestra program

7. Salinas High School: $3000. for  students to participate in the California  State Thespian Festival

8. PacRep: $2500. to fund San Francisco Opera Cinema high definition broadcasts.

9. Sol Treasures in King City, to subsidize student ticket costs

10. Spector Dance: $5000. to fund their Steinbeck-related project Figures in the Dust

11. The Stage Hands, King City: $2700. for the summer ’14 production of Les Misérables

12. Stage Kids, Big Sur: $5250.

13. Monterey Bay Charter School: $5000. for Circus and Shakespeare programs

14. PacRep $10,000. to help with the SoDA program (School of Dramatic Arts) and to subsidize student tickets