Grant to Improve Access to Music and Music Education
The D’Addario Foundation offers Music Education Grants to US public schools and nonprofit organizations to promote high-quality, sustainable music instruction and improve student and community access to music and music education. The foundation gives preference to stringed, band, and percussion programs for underserved areas. It also supports a Music Education for Girls Initiative to address gender imbalance in the music industry. Among restrictions, the foundation does not accept requests for purchase of musical instruments. First-time applicants are required to send an initial Letter of Inquiry and must be invited to submit a full application. Approximately 200 grants of about $2,500 are awarded each year.
Deadlines: September 30 and March 31, annually, for applications; ongoing for Letters of Inquiry from first-time applicants
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