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Grants to USA Nonprofits and Schools in Multiple States
for Music Projects and Performing Collaborations

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Foundation / Corporation

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The Presser Foundation

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Grants to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland music-presenting nonprofits and educational institutions located within 100 miles of Philadelphia for projects that are outside the scope of normal operations, such as non-capital projects and collaborative efforts between organizations.

Proposals will be judged on:
- The strengths and accomplishments of the applicant organization(s);
- The relationship of the project to the applicant’s capabilities and to the needs of the community;
- The long-term impact of the project on the applicant and the community;
- The value and feasibility of the project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174138

Term of Contract:

Multi-year requests will be considered and should be submitted for projects that are greater than a year in duration. Second grants for subsequent years of a project will not be considered.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit, 501(c)(3) music performance, presenting or educational organizations or a consortia of nonprofit organizations led by a music organization are eligible to apply.

Grants will be made with preference to organizations that are located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware or Maryland and are within a 100-mile radius of Philadelphia.

Activities that are a regular, continuing part of an organization’s operation will not be considered for special project funding.

Pre-Application Information:

The Presser Foundation has implemented an online grant management system powered by Foundant. The system allows for all prospective and current grantees to submit proposals and reports online.

Proposal Deadline: October 15
Decision Notification: January 1

Contact Information:

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

Access the online application here:

Teresa Araco Rodgers, Executive Director

Janine Baschoff, Grants Manager

The Presser Foundation
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

(T) 267.519.5350
(F) 267.519.5349

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Delaware;   Maryland;   New Jersey;   Pennsylvania