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Deadline: September 20, 2019

Levitt Foundation: AMP [Your City] Grant Awards

The Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards is a matching grant program made possible by the Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation, a national private foundation dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of America through the power of free, live music. With Levitt AMP, the joy of free, live music is bringing communities together in small and mid-sized towns and cities across the country.

The Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards are specifically designed to meet the needs and capacity of small to mid-sized towns and cities with populations up to 400,000. Successful applicants will present the Levitt AMP Music Series, a minimum of 10 free outdoor concerts over 10 to 12 consecutive weeks during 2020.

The music series must take place in small to mid-sized towns and cities within the U.S. and its territories with a population of up to 400,000 people, and may be located within a metropolitan area with a population of no more than 1,000,000. For towns or cities located within a metropolitan area with a population of more than 1,000,000, the town or city must be at least 25 miles from the anchor city of the metropolitan area.

As part of the application, an online public voting process will determine the top 25 finalists. The Levitt Foundation will then review the top 25 proposals and select at least 10 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Award winners.

Amount: Grants of $25,000 will be awarded to up to 15 organizations. Applicants must demonstrate matching funds, dollar for dollar, from other sources. Up to half of the matching requirement may be in-kind; for example, donated sound equipment or contributed marketing.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. In addition:

  • The public space where the free concerts are to be presented must be outdoors, easily accessible to a wide range of socioeconomic groups, and have a lawn-like setting with no fixed seating
  • If a permanent Levitt venue is located in an applicant’s state or region, the proposed Levitt AMP site must be located a minimum of 75 miles or more from the existing Levitt venue
  • The entire Music Series must be free to the public, open to all ages, and presented over 10 to 12 consecutive weeks, between May 1, 2020 and October 31, 2020

Link: http://concerts.levittamp.org/

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