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Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits for Projects to
Advance the Appreciation of Classical Music

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Musical Fund Society (MFS) of Philadelphia

Deadline Date:

03/01/21 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $6,000 Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for projects that advance the appreciation of classical music and cultivate local talent. The Funding Source will apply the following criteria for evaluating specific projects: The organization's capacity to compete the project, artistic excellence, and the project's relevance to the mission of the applicant organization. Eligible projects take place in the Philadelphia area.

Funding is intended for specific projects in the following areas:
  • New music, with an emphasis on Philadelphia-area composers and their works
  • Innovative programs
  • Development of new audiences
  • Music education (specifically, music programs; not scholarships)
  • Recording projects involving new compositions performed by local artists

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177309

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are in the range of $2,000 to $6,000 per year.

Term of Contract:

Multiple-year grant applications will be considered. Multiple-year grant applications should include a specific chronology of events to occur during the multiple-year timeframe, and should not be a generic application to continue the same event from one year to the next.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must have an IRS determination letter which states that the organization is a 501(c)(3) organization in Pennsylvania.

Applicant organizations whose staff or board includes current Society members are eligible to apply for and receive grants.

The Society will not fund the general operation of an organization, nor will it fund non-production related expenses such as receptions and social events.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for FY 2022 grants must be submitted no later than 4:00 PM on March 1, 2021.

Society Membership Information:

Contact Information:

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

Online application:

The Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia
P.O.Box 22464
Philadelphia, PA 19110

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Philadelphia area


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