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Deadline: October 4, 2017

Academy of Country Music: ACM Lifting Lives

ACM Lifting Lives is dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Lifting Lives grants fund:

  • Music education or artist-in-residence programs
  • Music therapy or programs facilitating healing through music
  • Purchase or repair of musical instruments
  • Purchase or repairs of music-related equipment (e.g., computers, software, and recording equipment)

Types of programs include:

1. Music education:

  • Music education programs in schools, especially for at-risk, underserved populations
  • Start-up programs for (or to prevent dissolution of) music education in grades K-12

2. Music as therapy:

  • Music education programs for special needs schools and camps
  • Music therapy programs in hospices and hospitals
  • Music instruments and music programs for the disabled
  • Music therapy programs in retirement homes and nursing centers
  • Musical instruments and music programs for the military
  • Music-related relief programs in communities devastated by natural disasters

Amount: Grants typically range from $5,000-$10,000.

Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations located in the U.S.

Link: https://www.acmliftinglives.org/guidelines

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