Please Donate


In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre is made possible by YOUR donations! Whether you give in support of MayDay, the Education Program or simply because you love In the Heart of the Beast: THANK YOU for your generous support! If you'd like to be an active supporter of our programming here at In the Heart of the Beast, please consider making a donation by making a gift online (see below), or by mailing a check to HOBT, 1500 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55407.

*HOBT is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your gift is 100% tax deductible.

Questions about sustaining donations? Please contact our Development Director, Marcie Berg, at to have them answered!

THANK YOU to our funders and friends!

Many thanks to the hundreds of individuals who have joined Heartbeats, made monthly sustaining gifts, made Give to the Max donations, and contributed time and resources to support HOBT programming this year. The Board, Staff, Artists and Volunteers sincerely THANK YOU for your continuing generosity.

  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Minnesota State Arts Board – Operating Support
  • Minnesota State Arts Board – Arts Access Program
  • Jerome Foundation
  • McKnight Foundation
  • Hugh J. Andersen Foundation
  • HRK Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Community Foundation
  • Still Ain’t Satisfied
  • Target
  • Fidelity Charitable Funds
  • Community Shares of Minnesota
  • Troutman-Blumenshine Family Fund
  • Cy and Paula DeCosse Fund
  • Phoebe and Maureen Trepp – Minnesota Community Foundation
  • Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association Inc.
  • Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
  • One Minneapolis Fund

Roy McBride Scholarship Fund

Three years ago In the Heart of the Beast Theatre initiated the Roy McBride Scholarship Fund to honor the legacy and memory of our beloved co-worker Roy McBride. This fund supports “in-depth, hands-on” training for MayDay intern artists who mirror the rich diversity of our immediate South Minneapolis neighborhood.   
The McBride Scholarships provide a path for artists to grow into leadership positions for MayDay and other aspects of the theatre’s teaching and performance work. 
These three years have been uniquely important in hiring artists of color who are passionate about the role of art as a vital community engine of love and environmental and social justice activism. These artists have contributed greatly to the depth and breadth of MayDay, the increase of broader community participation, and now other aspects of HOBT’s work. 
Our goal this year is $10,700 to fund 4 full-time intern artists. These artists work alongside experienced MayDay artists for seven full-time weeks learning the layers of responsibility and practicalities that MayDay artists hold—shaping the depth and design of the unique theme, conducting the community workshops, and energizing and connecting the participation of hundreds of people of all ages and ethnicities. 
YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS FOURTH YEAR fuels the ingenious work of these artists, and ensures that MayDay evolves with the diversity of our community. 


Become a Heartbeats Donor!

What is Heartbeats?

Heartbeats is a monthly sustaining donation that provides a reliable financial base that allows us to continue our work with the community.

What are the advantages of Heartbeats?

PAPERLESS! If you become a Heartbeats donor, you can choose to no longer receive our paper appeal mailings! You will receive one statement in January with a summary of your giving history for tax purposes (and your annual magnet).

Smaller monthly contributions! Do you normally give $100 a year? Break that down to a manageable $9 a month donation and you have hit your $100 mark (actually its $108, for you math geniuses out there!). This is a great way to make your donations more financially manageable!

Free tickets to Heart of the Beast Shows! Every Heartbeats donor will be entered into a monthly drawing for two free tickets to any Heart of the Beast show. These tickets will not expire, so you can use them anytime, for any show!