Theatre of Youth receives $50,000 grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation

Meg Quinn, artistic director for Theatre of Youth (TOY), has announced that the non-profit professional theatre company has received a $50,000 grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation for general operations support.

The funds will be used to further the theatre’s mission of enhancement of life in the community through the enrichment, education and entertainment of young audiences.  TOY aims to engage and challenge young audiences with theatre that is artistically exciting, innovative in form and style, and relevant in content.  

“Support from organizations such as the Oishei Foundation makes all the difference in the world,” says Quinn. “Grants like this allow us to continue to offer quality programming that creates a wondrous learning experience and lifelong memories for the children who attend. We are most grateful to the Oishei Foundation.”

The John R. Oishei Foundation strives to be a catalyst for change to enhance economic vitality and quality of life for the Buffalo/Niagara region through grantmaking, leadership and network building. The Foundation was established in 1940 by John R. Oishei, founder of Trico Products Corporation.

In addition to presenting plays, TOY also provides fun and enriching summer programs and classes that nurture the innate creativity of every child. A not-for-profit charitable organization, TOY relies on the generosity of individual, corporate, foundation and government organizations for funding. For more information, please visit