The Jubilation Foundation, a component fund of the Tides Foundation, helps individual and organizations with an exceptional talent for helping young people feel fully alive through rhythm, as expressed in music and dance.
1) Individuals Fellowships: Two-year fellowships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to those who “serve as a link to a world filled with more joy.” Applicants must reside in the United States to be eligible. (Deadline: January 15, 2019)
2) Organizations: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to nonprofit music and dance organizations in Washington and Oregon that work with children under 18 (the younger the better); involve experts working and playing with non-experts; work toward synchrony and inclusion; overcome barriers related to race and class, building community, link diverse groups, creating a ripple effect; and/or create foot stomping public performances in a party-like atmosphere. (Deadline: July 15, 2019)
The foundation does not fund professional performances where students are the audience; programs for religious purposes; theatrical productions without a commitment to joyful rhythm and movement; programs that require auditions; and programs where mastery is the goal.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Jubilation Foundation website.