The Jubilation Foundation helps nonprofit organizations and individuals in Washington and Oregon with an exceptional talent for helping young people feel fully alive through rhythm, as expressed in music and dance.
1) Individuals Fellowships: The foundation awards two-year fellowships of up to $5,000 to those who serve as a link to a world filled with more joy. Applicants must reside in the United States to be eligible for a grant.
2) Organizations: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to nonprofit music and dance organizations in Washington and Oregon committed to one or more of the following: ongoing skill-building activities; working with children age 18 or younger; involving experts in working and playing with non-experts; working toward synchrony and inclusion; overcoming barriers related to race and class; building community; creating foot-stomping public performances in a party-like atmosphere; and engendering joy.
3) Special Projects: Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded in support of special projects/initiatives, including scholarships, research, instruments, equipment purchases, and collaborations.
The foundation does not fund professional performances where students are the audience, programs for religious purposes, or theatrical productions without a commitment to joyful rhythm and movement.
Nominations for individual fellowship awards are due by January 15, 2018. Letters of intent for organizational grants are due July 15, 2018. Applications for special project grants will be accepted in April and October.
See the Jubilation Foundation website for a complete description of the foundation's funding priorities, application instructions, and a link to the application form.