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!

*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!

Dear Friends,


We've invited neighbors to share experiences from this time and place, the challenges we face, the ingenuities we celebrate. These insights are the seeds that are generating the theme for this year’s MayDay Parade and Ceremony.

For a 43rd year, we welcome neighbors of all ages and persuasions to join together to build the giant puppets, masks, floats, boats, and music for MayDay. It is the vitality of these workshops that brings the Parade and Ceremony to life and weaves a lasting community with unexpected friendships.

And in this 43rd year, we need $200,000 to fund the people, puppets, park fees, parade permits, police presence, and porta potties to support MayDay. One third of the total funds ($66,000) for MayDay comes from contributions from YOU, our loyal supporters!

Please give as generously as possible — every gift counts for the 43rd Annual MayDay Parade, Ceremony, and Festival!

HOBT Board Members have pooled their collective individual donations to fund a match for the first $10,000 of your contributions. Dig deep, double your dollars, and help us reach our $66,000 goal!



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


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