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D'Addario Foundation Grant

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

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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D'Addario Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/30/20

Description:

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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.

Term of Contract:

Organizations are eligible to apply for support once per year.
Grantee organizations that have been told they’ve reached term limit may re-apply for support after a three year grace period if they continue to meet funding objectives.

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
-Addressing a need in the community

Please keep in mind that the Foundation does not fund the following:
-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, equipment, or music material requests

The D’Addario Foundation prefers not to provide funding for the purpose of purchasing equipment or instruments.

Pre-Application Information:

Letters of inquiries from new applicants on a rolling basis.
- Grant Proposal Deadline: October 30, 2020 OPEN
- Grant Decisions Made By: January 20, 2021
- Grant Awards Mailed Starting: January 31, 2021

If your proposal is accepted following the 10/30/20 deadline, then you will receive your grant, at the earliest, 1/31/21. If your proposal is accepted following the 4/17/20 deadline, then you will receive your grant, at the earliest, 9/30/20. Do not expect your grant to arrive before that point, and please plan accordingly.

New applicants may not submit a full grant proposal until they are formally invited to do so.

FAQs: http://www.daddariofoundation.org/faq

Contact Information:

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:
http://www.daddariofoundation.org/grants/new-applicants/letter-of-inquiry/submit-inquiry

Returning applicants apply here:
http://www.daddariofoundation.org/grants/returning-applicants/reapply-inquiry

foundation@daddario.com

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Geographic Focus:

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;

Israel

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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