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. Today, the Morrison Center Endowment has assets in excess of 15 million dollars. No appropriated public funds are used for either maintenance or operation of the Morrison Center.
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.
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. If you are a qualifying group, an application can be downloaded below.