The D’Addario Foundation is a nonprofit organization that identifies the highest quality, most impactful instrument instruction programs in communities of need and awards grants and product donations to assist the development and growth of those programs. The foundation believes in the power of music to unlock creativity, boost self-confidence, and enhance academics, and believes accessible music education can positively affect social change and foster better citizens of the world.
Through the program, grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded in support of programs that bring music back into communities and schools and get kids playing an instrument as early and as frequently as possible.
To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization or educational institution that is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
Letters of Intent must be received no later than July 31. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by September 30, 2018.
For complete program guidelines, an FAQ, information about previous grant recipients, and application procedures, see the D'Addario Foundation website.