Advancement of Music

Grants to USA Music Nonprofits in Multiple
States for General Operating Support

GrantWatch ID#: 176034
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

The Presser Foundation


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Grants ranging from $2,500 to $50,000 to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland music-related nonprofit organizations that are within a one hundred-mile radius of Philadelphia. Funding will be provided for the general operating support of music organizations (at the pre-collegiate level) that perform, present, or provide education for classical symphonic, chamber, choral, and vocal music.

Please Note:

- Pre-collegiate music education organizations include: after school music programs, community music schools, music preparatory divisions and youth instrumental and vocal programs.
- The size and scope of the organization are considered when proposals are reviewed.

The goal of these grants is to advance the cause of music education or otherwise support worthy music organizations in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Proposals will be judged on:

- The strengths and accomplishments of the applicant organization,
- The value of the organization’s program to the community,
- The history and stability of the organization,
- The contribution of the organization to the overall musical community.

The Committee for the Advancement of Music considers requests for grants typically between $2,500 and $50,000 annually.

Institutions with whom the Foundation has a long funding history may be invited to apply for multi-year support.


Nonprofit, 501(c)(3) music performance, presenting, or educational organizations (at the pre-collegiate level) are eligible.

Geographic Focus:

Organizations that are in Pennsylvania (including Harrisburg), New Jersey, Delaware or Maryland and are within a 75-mile radius of Philadelphia are eligible to apply. Organizations in the New York and Baltimore metropolitan areas will not be considered for funding.


The Presser Foundation does not support theater, commercial music theater, dance, or other non-music productions.

Proposal Deadline: November 15

Decision Notification: March 1

Online Grant Management:

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.

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Additional Staff Contact:

Janine Baschoff
Grants Manager

General Contact Information:

The Presser Foundation
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA. 19102

Phone: 267.519.5350
Fax: 267.519.5349

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