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Mockingbird Foundation

Deadline: August 1, 2018

The Mockingbird Foundation’s programmatic focus is music education for children, defined as follows:

  • Music: The Foundation is particularly interested in projects that encourage and foster creative expression in any musical form (including composition, instrumentation, vocalization, or improvisation), but also recognizes broader and more basic needs within conventional instruction. Mockingbird encourages applications associated with diverse or unusual musical styles, genres, forms, and philosophies.
  • Education: Education may include the provision of instruments, texts, and office materials, and the support of learning space, practice space, performance space, and instructors/instruction. Mockingbird is particularly interested in projects that foster self-esteem and free expression, but does not fund music therapy which is neither education nor music appreciation which does not include participation.
  • Children: The Foundation is interested in targeting children eighteen years of age or younger, but will consider projects which benefit college students, teachers, instructors, or adult students. Mockingbird is particularly (though not exclusively) interested in programs which benefit disenfranchised groups, including those with low skill levels, income, or education; with disabilities or terminal illnesses; and in foster homes, shelters, hospitals, prisons, or other remote or isolated situations.

Amount: Grants range from $100 to $10,000.

Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations or organizations who have a sponsoring organization with this status and public schools.

Link: http://mbird.org/funding/guidelines/

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