The Maine Theater Fund of the Maine Community Foundation seeks grant proposals to support professional and community theaters in the production and presentation of live theater in Maine.

Proposals for funding will be accepted from local, regional and statewide community and professional nonprofit theaters for programmatic, capacity building, operating and capital support.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, Sept. 15. A new online application is available at mainecf.org.

Last year, the Maine Theater Fund distributed a total of $50,175. The 12 grants ranged in size from $2,325 to the maximum award amount of $5,000. Among the organizations that received funding were the Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft, to convert some of the theater’s lighting grid to high-efficiency LED fixtures; and the Lyric Music Theater of South Portland, to upgrade its sound system.

For more information about the Maine Theater Fund, visit mainecf.org or contact Pam Cleghorn at pcleghorn@mainecf.org or by calling 877-700-6800, ext. 2205.

A statewide foundation with offices in Portland and Ellsworth, the Maine Community Foundation partners with donors and nonprofits to strengthen Maine communities through philanthropy and leadership.