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Picture complements of Patrick Sweeney & Boise State University


Mrs. Velma Morrison and the founding  Board of Governors recognized that in order to assure a stable operating budget for the Morrison Center, an endowment would be necessary. The Harry W. Morrison Foundation stepped up with not only seed money, but they also provided matching funds for public gifts and pledges made through October 1985. The purpose was to insure no appropriated public funds were used for either maintenance or operation of the Morrison Center. 


Today, the Morrison Center Endowment has assets of almost 15 million dollars.

You can contact the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation at


To qualify for a grant from the Endowment, your organization must be a non-profit arts group in Idaho whose production will be performed in the Morrison Center within the next two years. Grant applications are administered in two grant cycles with deadlines on July 1st and January 1st of each year.


Click Grant Application button below to apply for a grant. Use the Post-Production Worksheet button to request payment after the completion of an event for which you receive a grant.

If you have problems with either the application or the worksheet please email us at 


Mission Statement

The Morrison Center Endowment Foundation’s goal is to impact quality performances at Idaho's premiere performing arts center. We do this by partnering to underwrite the operating expenses of the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, subsidizing production costs for Idaho's local arts groups and sponsoring performances of high-quality national and international artists. 

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