The ASCAP Foundation is a publicly supported charitable organization dedicated to supporting American music creators and encouraging their development through music education and talent development programs.
The foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for new 2012 grant funding from organizations engaged in music education and talent development programs for aspiring songwriters and composers.
The foundation does not consider requests for general operating or administrative support or annual giving campaigns, capital purposes, endowments, deficit operations, recordings, marketing efforts, or performance and production funding. The foundation does not purchase advertisements, sponsor events, or donate equipment.
The foundation's average grant is between $1,500 and $3,000 and is made on an annual one-time basis.
Grant applications are by invitation only. Applicants must first submit a LOI and then be invited by the ASCAP Foundation to complete and submit a full grant application.
For examples of the types of projects funded, click here.
For the full Letter of Intent and Grant application instructions, click here.
Due date: LOI, August 1, 2011.