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MTNA awards Program Enrichment Grants that provide “seed funds” to assist in the creation of application materials that can lead to larger funding from other organizations. The ideal applicant organization has an existing program that:

  • Has a history of success in creating new music makers
  • Reaches adult learners as well as young people
  • Is not solely “achievement-based” (that is, designed to encourage life-long music participation rather than high-level performance)
  • Can be reproduced in other places with other leadership
  • Is capable of attracting greater funding from larger organizations.

Submission Deadline: 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, January 3, 2017

View a list of projects that received funding last year

An applicant organization does not have to meet all the above criteria to be awarded a Program Enrichment Grant. Any organizations with innovative new programs are encouraged to apply.

  • Funds are to be used for the development of promotional materials (e.g. CDs or DVDs), grant proposals or other materials/documents required to make a compelling case for larger funding from other organizations.
  • Grant amounts will typically range from $2,000–$5,000, but are not limited to this range.
  • Applicants should submit a list of organizations it plans to target for larger funding, along with descriptions of the grant requirements for these organizations and the ways MTNA funds will be used to meet these requirements.

Information Needed For Application:

  • Purpose of Project
  • Brief History of Existing Project
  • Well-Developed Implementation Plan
  • Personnel Required
  • Anticipated Sources of larger funding (provide name of source and amount that will be requested)
  • Organization Profile (Word for PDF document to be uploaded)
    • If applicant is MTNA affiliate, include the following:
      • Membership Makeup
      • Community Visibility
      • Member Participation in Association Activities
      • Activities Sponsored by Association
    • If applicant is not an MTNA affiliate, include the following:
      • Mission Statement
      • Brief Summary of Organization's Activities

Leave a Legacy

Would you like to make an investment in the future? If you would like to make a planned gift or fully fund an endowment of $10,000, the Legacy Society allows you to contribute to a more musical tomorrow.

Leave a Legacy—Planned Giving Form