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Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Support Music
Education Programs for Public School Students

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation

Deadline Date:

07/31/19 11:59 PM CDT

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to provide quality music education programs for children. Funding is intended to support public sector teachers and students in the following five priority areas: capacity building, professional development, equipment and instruments, research and data, and youth development.

The CMA Foundation and its Board of Directors look for the following items when deciding on grant investments for the year:
- Commitment to serving a population in need; Title I; FRLP of 75% +; rural and urban communities in need
- Participation in or with a public school system (outside, after-school programming can apply – but must be communicating with the district in which they reside)
- Offer sequential learning opportunities to students participating in programming
- Provides relevant and desired professional development for music educators or faculty
- Quantitative and qualitative measurements on impact
- A desire to face structural inequities for children, especially children of color
- Sustainable short-term and long-term planning for program and organization
- A track record of fiscal responsibility

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181862

Estimated Size of Grant:

First-time grantees should not apply for over $20,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to be eligible, an applicant organization must be an organization that is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”), and not a private foundation as described in IRC Section 509(a). An applicant must be in good standing with its state of incorporation and the Internal Revenue Service.

The Foundation will not fund grants for the following purposes or activities:

- Individuals
- Newsletters, magazines
- Projects of churches and religious organizations that primarily benefit their own members (exception: church-based programs with broad community support and separate financial statements)
- Sponsorship of special events or similar fundraising and advertising activities
- Stand-alone books, films or videos
- Legislative lobbying or other political purposes
- Debt retirement
- Loans
- Other Foundational giving activities
- Capital campaigns
- Private schools
- Charter Schools
- Music therapy

Pre-Application Information:

Review Process Timeline:

- Grant submission timeline opens July 1, 2019
- Grant submission window closes July 31, 2019
- CMA Foundation Board Meeting October 1, 2019
- CMA Foundation Grant Applicants Notified Privately By October 15, 2019
- CMA Foundation Grantee Public Announce November 2019

Grant process: https://cmafoundation.org/grants-process/

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://countrymusicassociation.submittable.com/submit/142998/2019-2020-grant-application

Falon Keith, Grants Associate
(615) 263-3631
fkeith@cmaworld.com

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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