Fox Fullerton receives grant

posted by Michael Zoldessy on August 31, 2007 at 8:00 am

FULLERTON, CA — I am writing to share some good news in our efforts to reopen the Fox Fullerton Theatre. The Fullerton Historic Theatre Foundation has been selected to receive a nearly $2 million grant from the California Cultural and Historical Endowment (CCHE). The Foundation’s grant to restore the Fox Fullerton Theatre was the second highest in a highly competitive process where 194 projects totaling $213 million were submitted statewide, for just under $43 million in available funds.

This was the third and final round to distribute funds made available by Proposition 40, which was passed by California voters in 2004 and included $250 million in funding for cultural and historic preservation. We have applied each year and this is the first time our application has been successful.

The CCHE grant when added to federal historic restoration tax credits, and a seismic stabilization loan from the City of Fullerton brings our total to $7 million, approximately one fourth of the entire restoration project. Both the CCHE grant and the seismic loan are matching grants. Your continued financial support is critical to our success and the value of your gift will be doubled with these grants.

We still have fundraising work to do but let’s celebrate this significant achievement today!
Jon Wagner, CFRE
Executive Director

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