Cornerstone Theater Company


Cornerstone Theater Company awarded James Irvine Foundation Grant

We are thrilled to announce that Cornerstone has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation, to be used over a period of 3 years. The grant is part of the New California Arts Fund, which supports arts nonprofits to advance organizational transformation that leads to expanded arts engagement.

“We are beyond ecstatic to have received this grant from The Irvine Foundation, which will fund Cornerstone’s long-term efforts to deepen our community engagement, while providing the means to develop more opportunities for undeserved rural and urban residents to participate in theater,” shared Cornerstone Artistic Director Michael John Garcés. “It comes at the cusp of our upcoming California tour, a traveling production of Alison Carey’s California: The Tempest. We’ll be able to increase our community engagement activities and capacity to connect and serve more community members throughout the state.”

The James Irvine Foundation is a private, nonprofit grantmaking foundation dedicated to expanding opportunity for the people of California to participate in a vibrant, successful and inclusive society. The Foundation’s grantmaking focuses on three program areas: Arts, California Democracy and Youth. Since 1937 the Foundation has provided over $1.3 billion in grants to more than 3,500 nonprofit organizations throughout California. With about $1.7 billion in assets, the Foundation made grants of $67 million in 2012 for the people of California. For more on the recently awarded grants, please visit