The Grammy Foundation Grant Program, generously funded by The Recording Academy, has awarded nearly $7 million to approximately 400 noteworthy projects.
The Grant Program administers grants annually to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America for future generations, as well as scientific research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition. Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to the elderly. More than $6 million in grants has been awarded to more than 300 recipients.
Recipients are determined based on criteria such as merit, uniqueness of project and the ability to accomplish intended goals. To view guidelines and new Letter of Inquiry requirements, visit grammyfoundation.org/grants.
To submit a Letter of Inquiry for our 2017 cycle, click here.
Proposals are due Oct. 1 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Proposals received via email will not be accepted.
The Grammy Foundation was established in 1988 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation, and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. In recognition of the significant role of teachers in shaping their students' musical experiences, the Grammy Foundation and The Recording Academy partnered to present the first Music Educator Award in 2014. Open to current U.S. music teachers in kindergarten through college, the fourth annual Music Educator Award recipient will be recognized during Grammy Week 2017.
For more information about their music education programs, visit grammyintheschools.com.