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Pacific Symphony relies on philanthropic gifts and cash grants from local, regional, family and national foundations. We utilize a database to discover funding sources across the country, but also use grassroots efforts to procure and secure these vital funds. If you are an arts advocate and want to keep music available in schools and in our local communities, we invite you to help us make connections to new prospective funders. If you are a member of the board of directors of a local corporate or family foundation, we encourage you to help us connect with your principals and introduce Pacific Symphony to your contacts.

A partial list of the types of institutional support we seek includes grants for:

  • Comprehensive Music Education
  • Arts Enrichment and Engagement Activities
  • STEAM Funding (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Mathematics)
  • Youth Scholarships
  • General Operating Support
  • COVID Relief / Sound Future Resiliency Campaign
  • Capacity Building and Sustainability
  • Professional Development
  • The Advancement of Diversity-Equity-Inclusion-Accessibility-Racial Equality
  • Legacy Giving and Endowment
  • Symphony Unbound 50th Anniversary Campaign 


The Symphony not only brings music and arts education into neighborhoods and classrooms, but also provides music as a means to heal our community and its residents. Through the Heartstrings community-wide initiative, Pacific Symphony partners with 21 local service agencies to serve vulnerable and at-risk populations in Orange County through the power of music. This includes our Santa Ana Strings music immersion program for under-resourced elementary children, and three Music and Wellness programs providing music as therapy specifically targeting children on the autism spectrum and homeless families.

For more information or to help us connect to a prospective foundation, please contact Luisa Cariaga, director of institutional giving, at (714) 876-2369.

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