The Aditi Foundation, Inc.

The Aditi Foundation Inc., a cultural and charitable non-profit, was organized under the laws of the State of California as a public benefit corporation on June 9, 1999, and fully incorporated with the Internal Revenue Service exemption status, February 11, 2000.

The organization is dedicated to the preservation of cultures through dance. Its creation in 1999 was inspired by the successful concert, Concierto Homenaje-a Lorca, celebrating this universal artist, and was funded in part by an Arts Initiative Grant from the Cultural Arts Council of Monterey County.

Aditi, Sanskrit for “creative abundance”, promotes the living arts for daily survival with style, through education, youth scholarships, performing and touring, and multicultural programs of dance and interarts*.

Danzas Aditi, formed in 2003, is a professional touring ensemble that choreographs, stages and performs traditional dances and innovative collaborations accenting cultural and artistic commonalities, while revealing the authentic uniqueness of each dance.

These programs are supported in part by grants from the Arts Council for Monterey County (www.arts4mc.org) through funding from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, the Colton Hall Museum and Cultural Arts Commission of the City of Monterey, the Packard Arts Initiative Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, the Monterey Peninsula Volunteer Services, the Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, as well as from financial contributions, fundraising, in-kind and matching donations.

Aditi’s long term goal is to create the Multicultural Interarts Collaborative of Monterey County (MIACOMCO), a studio and performing site with indoor and outdoor venues to house Monterey’s cultural diversity through the dance arts.

*visual and plastic arts, mime, music, drama, costume, horticulture, therapeutic arts, culinary, and martial arts.