Funders Helps Put Instruments in K-12 Classroom

Private Funder: Classics for Kids; Opportunity: Matching Grants; Funding Focus: K-12 music education (stringed instruments); Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits and schools; Funding: Awards vary; Deadlines: Sept. 30 and Dec. 31.

Summary: 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. The program website is at:

Info: Artistic Director Michael Reynolds, 508/740-8331 or for questions.

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