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Simple Tuition: A resource for higher education grants.

Diploma Online: Unique and interactive online education programs for those considering improving their school and learning potential

Education World: Grants Center, including Grant Resources, Grant Writing, and Featured Grants

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

Fundsnet Services Online: links to grants and grant services

Grantsmanship Center: Federal, state, community, foundation, and international grants

McCarthey – Dressman Education Foundation

Schoolgrants: resources for K&endash;12 grants, including monthly newsletter

The Society of Research Administrators: Grantsmanship Certificate.

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



Chamber Music America: CMA Grants and Awards, including Grants, Awards, and Other Funding, 212/242-2022

Consortium on Inclusive Schooling Practices: Links and Publications on inclusion, 202/205-8888

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.

Grantmakers in the Arts: consortium of private, family, corporate, and community foundations.

Grants Resource for finding many types of grants.

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

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.

National Music Foundation: American Music Education Initiative , 800/USA-MUSIC

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

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

The Texaco Foundation: What We Support, grants for Early Notes: The Sound of Children Learning and Musical Roots: Hearing Our Heritage

Regionally Specific

California State Grants: Agrculture, Business, Community Development and more

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).

EDS: specializes in technology grants, click on About EDS , and then Community .

Grantsmanship Center: State Government Funding Sources , 213/482-9860

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies: 202/347-6352

National Endowment for the Arts: links to state, regional, and jurisdictional arts agencies

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



Federal is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Helpful hints:

Office of Special Education Programs,, 202/205-5507
Office of Educational Technology,
Office of Educational Research and Improvement,, Technology Innovation Challenge Grants
Office of Chief Financial Officer,, 202/401-0085

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

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

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

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


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