Donors Choose.org – http://www.donorschoose.org/
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone
to help students in need.
Here's how it works: public school teachers from every corner of America post
classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range
from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to
microscope slides for a biology class.
Then, you can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that
inspires you. Once a project reaches its funding goal, we deliver the materials
to the school.
You'll get photos of your project taking place, a thank-you letter from the
teacher, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. If you give over
$100, you'll also receive hand-written thank-you letters from the students.
At DonorsChoose.org, you can give as little as $1 and get the same level of
choice, transparency, and feedback that is traditionally reserved for someone
who gives millions. We call it citizen philanthropy.
“Music Matters” Grant -
Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation
The Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation’s mission is to redefine and support
music education. Through music education, a child can better achieve his/her
full potential and stimulate personal and educational growth.
Music Matters Grants for 2010 will focus on educational reform in school
music programs and independent music programs. Applications must be
postmarked or received via email by February 5th, 2010. Grants will be
awarded in Spring 2010 (money will be distributed by October 2010), to
schools and music programs throughout the United States. Grant amounts for
this cycle are between $1,000-$12,000 each and are made on an annual one-
Support Music – http://www.nammfoundation.org/support-music
The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit organization with the mission of
advancing active participation in music making across the lifespan by
supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service
programs from the international music products industry.
Founded in 2007, the NAMM Foundation’s mission is simple: to increase active
participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific
research, philanthropic giving and public service programs. The Foundation’s
contributions to the industry throughout the year have provided opportunities
to reach new audiences and create new music makers of all ages.
Mr. Holland’s Opus - http://www.mhopus.org/teachers.asp
The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation (MHOF) was inspired by the acclaimed
motion picture Mr. Holland’s Opus, the story of the profound effect a dedicated
music teacher had on generations of students. The film's composer, Michael
Kamen, founded MHOF in 1996 as his commitment to the future of music
MHOF donates both new and refurbished instruments to school and after-
school music programs that lack the resources to keep up with equipment loss
due to attrition, depreciation and wear over time, and to accommodate
students on waiting lists or who have to share instruments. An infusion of
instruments enables more students to participate and to experience a quality
music education. It is vital that efforts are made to give youngsters every tool
available within the small window of time when they can make the most of
their education, and experience the benefits inherent in learning to play music.
The ASCAP Foundation Grants -
The ASCAP Foundation, established in 1975, is a publicly supported charitable
organization which is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue
Code. It is dedicated to supporting American music creators and encouraging their
development through music education and talent development programs. The ASCAP
Foundation considers proposals from other 501(c)(3) organizations engaging in music
education and talent development programs that are consistent with the mission and
objectives of The ASCAP Foundation and which support music education programs for
aspiring songwriters and composers. Our average grant is approximately $2,500.
Children’s Music Workshop –
A great resource for several different grant programs.