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Mr. Holland's Opus Instruments Grant

Instruments for School
and After-School Music Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

Deadline Date:

11/01/10

Description:

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Donations of instruments, valued up to $20,000, to school and after-school music programs in the US. Priority is given to music programs serving low-income communities, programs with little or no budget for musical instruments, and music programs that serve the most students out of the school population.

The foundation offers three programs of support:
The Melody Program helps K-12 school instrumental music programs that take place during the regular school day. Requests should not exceed $10,000 worth (retail value) of musical instruments.

The Special Projects Program helps before- and after-school music programs. Serves primarily school-age youth from low-income families, or students that attend Title 1 schools. Requests should not exceed $10,000 worth (retail value) of musical instruments.

The Michael Kamen Solo Award helps outstanding student musicians enrolled in grades eight to 12 who cannot afford to obtain an appropriate instrument. Students must have completed at least five years of study on their instrument to be eligible. Instruments with a retail value of up to $20,000 are awarded. Only students who are still in secondary school may apply.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 123773

Estimated Size of Grant:

$10,000 - $12,000

Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Public, private, and charter schools may apply; however, schools must be Title 1 or be able to demonstrate financial need. Schools must have an established instrumental music program (i.e. concert band, marching band, jazz band, and/or orchestra) that has been in existence for at least three years. Schools must have an existing inventory of instruments.

Student musicians enrolled in grades eight to 12, who cannot afford to obtain an appropriate instrument, are eligible for the Michael Kamen Solo Award. Students must have completed at least five years of study on their instrument to be eligible. Only students who are still in secondary school may apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are made available by invitation only. Potential applicants must first submit an online pre-qualification form to be considered for an invitation. Pre-qualification forms will be available at the foundation\'s Web site until October 1, 2010.

For those invited to apply, the application deadline is November 1, 2010.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

4370 Tujunga Avenue, Suite 330
Studio City, CA 91604
Phone: 818.762.4328
Fax: 818.762.4329

For general questions:
info@mhopus.org

For questions regarding applications:
applications@mhopus.org

Felice Mancini
Executive Director
felice@mhopus.org

Tricia Steel
Programs Director
tricia@mhopus.org

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Geographic Focus:

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