Deserving Kids Can Get Help for K-12 Music Programs

Classics for Kids helps K-12 music education to provide them with stringed instruments. Nonprofits and schools are eligible. Awards vary.

Deadlines: Sept. 30 and Dec. 31.

Underserved music programs receive priority. Classics for Kids Foundation aims to bridge the funding gap and enhance school music programs by providing matching grants for new stringed instruments. The program has supported about 40 music programs since its inception in 1997. Contact: Artistic Director Michael Reynolds, 508/740-8331 or

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education.

Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government.

Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.

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