Keizer Homegrown Theatre (KHT) received a $5,000 Cultural Development grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust. More than $2.7 million was granted to 136 Oregon organizations earlier in September.

The grant will support KHT’s initiative to provide free admission to all shows for Oregon Trail card holders. The grant will also address a portion of production expenses including royalties, rights, costumes, equipment and theater space.

The theatre’s grant was written and submitted by Kelly Walther of Grant Services of Oregon. It is the first time Keizer Homegrown Theatre has received a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust.

“We are beyond proud,” said Keizer Homegrown Theatre founder and board president Linda Baker. “Many thanks to the Oregon Cultural Trust for having faith in our vision and to the brilliant Kelly Walther who helped us successfully articulate that vision.”