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Music Education Grants
|Contact:||Ellis Godard, Executive Director|
The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc.
|Description:||The Mockingbird Foundation offers grants to public schools and nonprofit organizations to support projects in music education. The primary focus is students, ages 18 and younger, with particular interest in projects that target underserved children. However, the foundation considers projects that benefit college students, teachers, instructors, or adult students. The foundation funds projects that foster creative expression and promote self-esteem in any musical form (including composition, instrumentation, vocalization, or improvisation), and encourages applications associated with diverse or unusual musical styles, genres, forms, and philosophies. Grants may be used to obtain instruments, texts, and other materials, and for the support of learning space, practice space, performance space, and instructors or instruction. Note that the foundation does not support music therapy programs.|
Public schools are eligible to apply for grants. Projects must take place in the school and grantees must be part of the school and supervised by it. Private schools must have the status of a qualified nonprofit organization or a sponsoring agency with that status to be considered for grants.
The application process requires an initial inquiry, which must be submitted using the form provided online. Selected applicants are then invited to submit a full proposal. Only invited proposals that are completed using the required application form will be reviewed. All applications must be submitted via the website.
|Eligibility:||Public, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations), Private|
|Award(s):||Grants range from $100 to $5,000 and are made on a one-time basis.|
|Deadline(s):||Initial inquiries are due August 1, annually.|
|Focus:||Facilities/Maintenance, Underserved Populations|
|Grade Level(s):||Adult, 9-12, 3-5, K-2, PreK, 6-8|
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