Matching Grant

The City of Laguna Beach has provided an exceptional funding opportunity to Laguna Playhouse and we need your help to make it happen! In recognition of the Laguna Playhouse Centennial in 2020, the Laguna Beach City Council has offered the Playhouse a matching grant of up to $250,000 per year for four years for a total of $1,000,000.

All gifts from new donors and all increased gifts from existing donors help us reach our matching goal. Participate in the match now!

Matching Grant Goals

  • Determine whether and when to undertake a capital improvement plan to renovate an important resident theatre in Laguna Beach.
  • Leverage new donors to expand and diversify its existing base of support to create a long-term sustainable financial model.
  • Invest in artistic programming that enhances both the quality of its onstage work as well as the reputation of Laguna Beach as an artistic destination.

Gifts may be used for artistic programming, including Youth Theatre, or restricted for capital improvements.  There are many ways to join the Laguna Playhouse family and many ways for our existing family members to increase their giving.  Here are a few suggestions:

  • Give a gift of appreciated stock or securities 
  • Take advantage of any matching gift options available via your employer 
  • Give to the Playhouse on a monthly basis via credit or debit card
  • Create a giving circle with a group of friends or business associates
  • “Round up” your ticket purchase 
  • Designate Laguna Playhouse as a beneficiary of your estate or donor advised fund
  • Host a fundraiser in your home or business
  • Designate Laguna Playhouse in the upcoming IheartOC campaign 
  • Join, or another online retailer, and designate Laguna Playhouse to receive a donation based on your purchases