The Robert and Doreen Marshall Fund for Dramatic Arts and Classical Music

Orange County Community Foundation

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Next predicted deadline: Apr 15, 2023

Later predicted deadlines: Apr 15, 2024

Grant amount: US $3,000 - US $6,000

Fields of work: Theater Music Education Classical Music Opera Art Education

Applicant type: Government Entity, Nonprofit, Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Project / Program, Capital Project, Training / Capacity Building

Location of project: Orange County, California

Location of residency: United States

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Background and Purpose

The Robert and Doreen Marshall Fund for Dramatic Arts and Classical Music is a permanent endowment fund at the Orange County Community Foundation. This annual competitive grant program reflects the Marshall’s love of classical music and performing arts. Funding priorities include support of dramatic arts and classical music programs in Orange County with a special emphasis on the following:

  • opera, choral and symphonic performances
  • dramatic arts performance groups
  • arts education for youth regarding dramatic arts and/or classical music

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligible applicants must be nonprofit public benefit corporations exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Codes, because they are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  
  • Applicants must be located in, or have programs operating within, the service area of the County of Orange and/or its incorporated cities, or have a majority of clients residing in Orange County.
  • Applicants must operate without illegal discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability.
  • If you are a previous or current OCCF grantee, all reporting requirements must be current or your organization will not be considered for funding.
  • Grant funds may be used for:
    • Implementation of a new program
    • Continuation or expansion of a program, if able to document history of compelling, quantified impact
    • Personnel, facility, supplies, equipment, and other direct expenses essential to the project
    • Community outreach/publicity to targeted clients 
    • Staff or volunteer training
    • Indirect costs, but an explanation must be provided justifying the need


  • Organizations who are applying for funding through the same year Jane Deming Fund at OCCF will not be eligible for consideration.
  • Grant funds may not be used for*:
    • *These are generalities and are true in most grant-making situations. However, OCCF will make exceptions when appropriate and after discussion with the applicant organization.
    • Augmenting ticket prices or purchasing tickets to performances
    • Lobbying
    • Annual fund drives
    • Underwriting or sponsoring social or special events
    • Telethons, or similar fund-raising activities
    • Debt retirement or budget deficits
    • Academic or scientific research projects
    • More than 25% of organization annual budget
    • Endowment campaigns


This page was last reviewed March 15, 2023 and last updated March 15, 2023