Feb 01, 2022 2022-02-01
The Mockingbird Foundation offers competitive grants to schools and nonprofit organizations that effect improvements in music education for children. The foundation is particularly interested in projects that foster creative expression in instrumentation, vocalization, composition, or improvisation, and encourages applications associated with diverse or unusual musical styles, genres, forms, and philosophies.
Funding is primarily for programs serving students 18 years of age or younger, but projects that benefit college students, teachers, instructors, or adult students will also be considered. The foundation is particularly (although not exclusively) interested in programs that benefit disenfranchised groups, including those with low skill levels, income, or education; with disabilities or terminal illnesses; and in foster homes, shelters, or other remote or isolated situations. Grants ranging from $100 to $10,000 are made on a one-time basis. Those interested in funding should complete the Initial Inquiry Form, to provide organizational details and some brief narrative elements. Full proposals are by invitation only.
Deadlines: Three rounds, annually; check the website for details