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RECOMMENDED SCHOOL GRANTS RESOURCE
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Grants and Scholarship Books on amazon


Non-Specific

Simple Tuition: A resource for higher education grants.
http://www.simpletuition.com/grants

Diploma Online: Unique and interactive online education programs for those considering improving their school and learning potential
http://www.highschooldiplomaonline.org

Education World: Grants Center, including Grant Resources, Grant Writing, and Featured Grants
http://www.education-world.com/grants/

The Foundation Center: publishes numerous directories of grants offered worldwide, some specific to arts, and provides proposal writing tips online, 800/424-9836.
http://www.fdncenter.org

Fundsnet Services Online: links to grants and grant services
http://www.Fundsnetservices.com

Grantsmanship Center: Federal, state, community, foundation, and international grants
http:// www.tgci.com

McCarthey - Dressman Education Foundation
http://www.mccartheydressman.org/teacher.html

Schoolgrants: resources for K&endash;12 grants, including monthly newsletter
http://www.schoolgrants.org

The Society of Research Administrators: Grantsmanship Certificate.
http://www.srainternational.org

Target Corporation: offers funding and scholarship activities, some specific to the arts, click on take charge of education or Community Giving .
http://www.target.com

Music Specific

Aaron Copland Fund for Music
http://www.coplandfund.org/

Alfonso Loera Music Scholarship Fund
http://www.alfonsoloera.com/prog.htm

Amateur Chamber Music Players, Inc.
http://www.acmp.net/

American College of Musicians / National Guild of Piano Teachers
http://www.pianoguild.com/

American Composers Forum
http://www.composersforum.org/

American Foundation for the Blind
R. L. Gillette Scholarship
http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?Documentid=2962

American Music Center
http://www.amc.net/grants/default.aspx

American Music Education Initiative
http://www.usamusic.org/amei.html

American Musicological Society (AMS)
Fellowships, Awards, and Research and Travel Grants
http://www.ams-net.org/awards/

American Musicological Society (AMS)
Ongoing Grants and Fellowships Available
http://www.ams-net.org/grants.php

American Musicological Society (AMS)
Subvention for Publications
http://www.ams-net.org/pubs/subvention.php

The American-Scandinavian Foundation
Birgit Nilsson Prize
http://www.amscan.org/fellowships_grants.html

American Society for Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation
Grant and Award Programs
http://www.ascap.com/concert/programs.html

American String Teachers Association
National School Orchestra Association
http://www.astaweb.com/

American Symphony Orchestra League
The Music Assistance Fund
http://www.symphony.org/artistic/musassis/index.shtml

Anglo-Austran Music Society
http://www.aams.org.uk

Arleen Auger Memorial Fund
http://www.arleen-auger-memorial-fund.org

Arnold Schonberg Center
Avenir Foundation-Research Grants
http://www.schoenberg.at

Associated Male Choruses of America
http://www.amcofa.net/index.shtml

Beebe Fund for Musicians
http://www.beebefund.org

BMI Foundation Awards, Scholarships, Internships, and Funds
http://www.bmi.com/bmifoundation/index.asp

Boston University Online Music Degrees
Online degree and funding information

Catherine Herrick Cobb Scholars in Music
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=19

Center for Black Music Research
Perkinson Travel-to-the-Collections Grants
http://www.colum.edu/cbmr/

Chamber Music America Grants Programs
http://www.chamber-music.org/

Charlotte Hoyt Bagnall Scholarship for Church Musicians
http://www.chbscholarship.com/

Chopin Foundation of the United States
http://www.chopin.org/

Classics for Kids Foundation
http://www.classicsforkids.org/

Composer Assistance Program
http://www.amc.net/grants/cap.aspx

Creative Capital Foundation
http://www.creative-capital.org/

Disney's The Music in You School Grant Program
http://www.music-research.org/

Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts
Scholarships and Internships
http://www.donnareed.org/html/templates/dr_section.php?dr_section=scholar

Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation
http://www.elizabethwilsonfoundation.com/

Fender Music Foundation
http://www.fendermusicfoundation.org/grants/index.cfm?sec=info

Fondation des Etats-Unis in Paris
Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship
http://www.feusa.org

Foundation Center
Reference Guide for Musicians
http://fdncenter.org/getstarted/guides/music.html

French American Fund for Contemporary Music
http://www.frenchculture.org/spip.php?article48&tout=ok

Gerald M. Crane Memorial Music Scholarship
http://www.grfoundation.org/scholarships-list.php

Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition
http://www.glennmiller.org/scholarships.html

Harmony Foundation Grants
http://www.harmonyfoundation.org/

Interlochen Center for the Arts
Emerson Scholars Awards
http://www.interlochen.org/

International Foundation for Music Research
http://www.music-research.org/index.html

James Tatum Foundation for the Arts
http://www.jamestatumfoundation.com/

Kent State University Online Music Degrees
http://music.kentstateonline.com/cmw/

Kosciuszko Foundation
http://www.kosciuszkofoundation.org/grants/

Kurt Weil Foundation for Music
http://www.kwf.org/grants-a-prizes.html

Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts Music Scholarships
http://www.liberace.org/Scholarships.htm

Mockingbird Foundation
Funding for Children's Music Education Programs
http://www.mockingbirdfoundation.org/funding/

Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation
http://www.MHOpus.org/

Michael Davis Music Is Revolution Mini-Grant
http://www.svengirly.com/mir2/pdf/Mini_Grant_Application.pdf

Music and Letters Grants from Oxford Journals
http://www.oxfordjournals.org/musicj/grants.html

Music Library Association
Awards and Grants
http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/awards.aspx?id=42

Music Performance Fund
http://www.musicpf.org/

Musical Online
http://www.musicalonline.com/foundation_grants.htm

MusiCares Foundation
http://www.grammy.com/musicares/

YouthMusic.org
Funding for Individuals
http://network.youthmusic.org.uk/funding/apply-for-funding

National Association of Teachers of Singing/
Art Song Competition
http://www.nats.org/

National Association of Teachers of Singing/
Artists Awards Competition for Singers
http://www.nats.org/

National Endowment for the Arts
Grants Page
http://www.arts.endow.gov/grants/index.html

National Federation of Music Clubs
Competitions and Awards
http://www.nfmc-music.org/Competitions/CompetitnsAwards.htm

New York Foundation for the Arts
Opportunities for Artists
http://www.nyfa.org/level1.asp?id=1

NFMC Gretchen E. Van Roy Music Education Scholarship
http://www.nfmc-music.org/Competitions/Annual%20Student/annual_student.htm

NYFASource
http://www.nyfa.org/source

Opera Foundation
American-Berlin Scholarships
http://www.operafoundation.org/schol.htm

Presbyterian Association of Musicians
Seed Money Grants
http://www.presbymusic.org/ProfSeedMoney.htm

Reading, Writing, and Rhythm: The Chely Wright Foundation
http://www.rwandr.org/

Sharon Gewirtz Kids to Concerts Fund
https://sites.google.com/site/gewirtzkidstoconcerts

Sigma Alpha Iota Scholarships
http://sigmaalphaiota.org/home/Philanthropies/SaiSymphonySociety/tabid/94/Default.aspx

Sinfonia Educational Foundation Research Assistance Grants
http://www.sinfonia.org/SEF/

Society for American Music Awards
http://american-music.org/awards/AwardInformation.php
(Last checked 10/21/09)

Society for Music Theory Publication Subvention Grants
http://www.societymusictheory.org

Sphinx Organization Competition for Young Black and Latino Players
http://www.sphinxmusic.org/applicants/general.html

Strings Magazine Scholarships
http://www.stringsmagazine.com

Vergil Thompson Foundation
http://www.virgilthomson.org/

VH1 Save the Music Foundation
http://vh1.com/insidevh1/savethemus/

 

Donated Instruments

The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation: promotes instrumental music through partnerships and providing instruments for schools and students, honors music educators.

15125 Ventura Blvd., Suite 204
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
818/784-6787 fax 818/784-6788

info@mhopus.org http://www.mhopus.org

Reading, Writing and Rhythm: The Chely Wright Foundation: raises money to help schools by donating instruments and equipment.

P.O. Box 297
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
732/723-3504

http://www.rwandr.org

VH1 Save the Music: works with public schools on campaigns, instrument drives, and fund-raising in an effort to restore music programs

1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
888/VH1-4MUSIC

http://www.vh1.com

Artists Resource Guide
http://www.artistsresourceguide.org


Federal

Grants.gov: Grants.gov is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants.
http://www.grants.gov

General Services Administration: Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance, compendium of federal programs, products, services and activities which benefit the public, 202/708-5126.
http://www.cfda.gov

National Endowment for the Arts: click on Cultural Funding, 202/682-5400. NOTE: Per the NEA, Grants to individuals are limited to Literature Fellowships in poetry and prose (and the translation of each). , however, the Web site may be useful for those seeking school grants.
http://www.arts.gov

National Endowment for the Humanities: Grants and Applications, including Challenge Grants, Education, Preservation and Access, Public Programs, and Research, 202/606-8400
http://www.neh.gov

Thompson Publishing Group: Federal Grants and Funding Publications, including Grants Management sites, Guide to Federal Fund Education, and News Briefs, 800/964-5815
http://www.dc.thompson.com

US Department of Education: .look under Most Requested Items and choose Discretionary Grant Applications , click on Funding Opportunities , or click on Topics A-Z for the site index and look for financial aid , grants , etc., 800/USA-LEARN.
http://www.ed.gov

Helpful hints:

Office of Special Education Programs, www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/OSEP/, 202/205-5507
Office of Educational Technology, www.ed.gov/Technology
Office of Educational Research and Improvement, www.ed.gov/offices/OERI, Technology Innovation Challenge Grants
Office of Chief Financial Officer, http://ocfo.ed.gov, 202/401-0085

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Grants Net list of grants links, 202/205-0475
http://www.hhs.gov/grantsnet

 

Regionally Specific

California State Grants: Agrculture, Business, Community Development and more
http://www.ca.gov/Grants.html

Paul G. Allen Foundations, The Allen Foundation for Music and The Allen Foundation for the Arts: offer grants for organizations located in or serving the Pacific Northwest (including AK, WA, OR, ID, MT).
http://www.paulallen.com/foundations

EDS: specializes in technology grants, click on About EDS , and then Community .
http://www.eds.com

Grantsmanship Center: State Government Funding Sources , 213/482-9860
http://www.tgci.com

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies: 202/347-6352
http://nasaa-arts.org

National Endowment for the Arts: links to state, regional, and jurisdictional arts agencies
http://arts.endow.gov/artforms/RAO_SAAs.html

Target Corporation: offers funding and scholarship activities, some specific to the arts, click on take charge of education or Community Giving .
http://www.target.com

 

Private

Chamber Music America: CMA Grants and Awards, including Grants, Awards, and Other Funding, 212/242-2022
http://www.chamber-music.org

Consortium on Inclusive Schooling Practices: Links and Publications on inclusion, 202/205-8888
http://www.asri.edu/CFSP/brochure/abtcons.htm

The Dana Foundation: The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that supports innovative programs leading to improved teaching in the performing arts in public schools.
http://www.dana.org

Grantmakers in the Arts: consortium of private, family, corporate, and community foundations.
http://www.giarts.org

Grants Alert.com: Resource for finding many types of grants.
http://www.grantsalert.com

Knight Foundation: grants in education and the arts, 305/908-2600.
http://www.knightfdn.org

Mockingbird Foundation : MFI is particularly interested in projects that encourage and foster creative expression in any musical form (including composition, instrumentation, vocalization, or improvisation), but also recognizes broader and more basic needs within conventional instruction. MFI encourages applications associated with diverse or unusual musical styles, genres, forms, and philosophies.
http://www.mockingbirdfoundation.org

National Music Foundation: American Music Education Initiative , 800/USA-MUSIC
http://www.nmc.org/amei.html

Philanthropic Research: GuideStar: The Donor Guide to the Charitable Universe: grant search engine, 757/229-4631
http://www.guidestar.org

Presser Foundation: Guidelines & Application:  Corporate Website.  See your school's grant person. Deadline:  None • Purpose:  Supports music scholarships, music education, and music equipment and instruments

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Inc. (The Recording Academy): grants for organizations and individuals, for various advancement efforts such as archiving, research, and the well-being of music professionals , click on Member Services or Grammy Foundation , 800/423-2017
http://www.grammy.com

The Texaco Foundation: What We Support, grants for Early Notes: The Sound of Children Learning and Musical Roots: Hearing Our Heritage
http://www.texaco.com

 





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