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D'Addario Foundation Grant

Grants and In-Kind Donations to USA, Canada, and
International Nonprofits for Music Program Support

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Grants averaging $2,500 and in-kind donations to USA, Canada, and International nonprofits for programs that provide music programs in schools and local communities. New applicants must submit a letter of inquiry prior to applying. Funding is intended to improve access to music instruction and to give children greater opportunities to play music early and often. Applicants may apply for a product donation in addition to a cash reward.

The D'Addario Foundation believes in the transformative power of music to build self-confidence, creativity and discipline and that mentoring and building communities through music can positively affect social change. Programs that align with these beliefs and goals are optimum candidates for grant requests.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178253

Number of Grants:

Average of over 200 grants each year.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants average $2,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must meet the following criteria:
- Not-for-profit or equivalent status
- Affordable or tuition-free instrument instruction
- Frequent instruction; ideally multiple days per week and available as long as possible in a student’s education

Although support is intended primarily for private sector non-profit programs, existing in-school music programs seeking additional support may still write a letter of inquiry.

Not Funded:
- Individuals
- Religious, veteran or fraternal organizations
- Telethons, benefits, or fundraisers
- Capital campaigns, endowments or building fund drives
- Political or lobbying organizations
- Short-term initiatives such as performances, masterclasses, festivals, workshops, concerts, summer camps, drum circles, or competitions
- Band boosters or private schools
- Instruments or equipment requests

Pre-Application Information:

Application Schedule:

Seeking Support First Half of Year
Grant Application Deadline: September 30, 2019
Grant Decisions Made By: January 20, 2020
Grant Awards Mailed Starting: January 31, 2020

Seeking Support Second Half of Year
Grant Application Deadline: April 17, 2020
Grant Decisions Made By: July 20, 2020
Grant Awards Mailed Starting: July 31, 2019

Organizations are eligible to apply for support once per year.

If you are a new applicant, you must fit the criteria outlined on this website in order to be considered. Please follow the directions to submit a letter of inquiry. The D’Addario Foundation reserves the right to not respond to inquiries that clearly do not meet it's objectives.

Organizations that have received a grant award previously need not a submit a letter of inquiry for continued support. Previous grantees are asked to go directly to the full grant application and apply by the appropriate deadline.

Whether an applicant has been funded before or not, all applicants must reapply each year for continued support.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

New applicants should follow these instructions for submitting their initial letter of inquiry:

Returning applicants apply here:

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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