The Maine Theater Fund of the Maine Community Foundation seeks grant proposals to support professional and community theaters in the production and presentation of live theater in Maine.

Proposals for funding will be accepted from local, regional and statewide community and professional nonprofit theaters for programmatic, capacity building, operating and capital support.

Last year, the Maine Theater Fund distributed a total of $50,000. The 13 grants ranged in size from $1,000 to the maximum award amount of $5,000.

The application deadline is Sept. 15. Grant applications, guidelines and a list of last year’s grants can be found at For more information, contact Pam Cleghorn at or 877-700-6800.

A statewide foundation with offices in Portland and Ellsworth, MaineCF partners with donors and nonprofits to strengthen Maine communities through philanthropy and leadership.