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Lifting Lives Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Music Therapy
Programs and Instruments for At-Risk Populations

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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ACM Lifting Lives

Deadline Date:

10/01/19 Receipt


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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for music therapy programs. Funding is intended to support music projects, therapy, and the purchase and repair of equipment and instruments used in music therapy programs. Grant requests showing the greatest financial need and serving at-risk populations will be given preference.

ACM Lifting Lives is dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Specifically through the grants cycle, Lifting Lives funds programs that that promote healing through the power of music.

Funding is intended for:

  • Music therapy or programs facilitating healing through music
  • Purchase or repair of musical instruments
  • Purchase or repairs of music-related equipment (equipment includes, but is not limited to, computers, software and recording equipment)

Music as Therapy: 

  • Music programs for special needs schools and camps
  • Music programs for emotional and mental health well-being
  • Music therapy programs in hospices and hospitals
  • Music instruments and music programs for those with disabilities
  • Music therapy programs in retirement homes and nursing centers
  • Musical instruments and music programs for the military
  • Music-related relief programs in communities devastated by natural disasters

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175928

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts generally range from $5,000 to $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only IRS tax exempt 501(c)(3) entities are eligible for funding.

Lifting Lives Grants do not fund:
- Fundraisers or endowments
- Organizations not based in the United States
- Purchase of collections
- Documentaries
- Recording projects, demo tapes or performance events for commercial purposes
- Proposals for commercial purposes (such as CD reissues or textbook/A/V package)
- Competitions or any expense associated with competitions
- Marketing, publicity or design costs
- Capital campaigns

Pre-Application Information:

One hard copy of the grant application must be received by the ACM Lifting Lives office on or before October 1, 2019.

Each organization may send only one (1) funding application for one (1) program to be funded through ACM Lifting Lives in any given year.

Notification of grant decisions will be made on or before November 22, 2018. (No phone calls, please.)

All questions should be directed via email to Tommy Moore.

Each organization may send only one funding application for one program to be funded through ACM Lifting Lives in any given year.


Contact Information:

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

Mail completed applications to:

Taylor Wolf
ACM Lifting Lives
5500 Balboa Boulevard
Encino, California 91316

Phone: 818-788-8000

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