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Here’s a list of potential funders for teaching artists and organizations.
Please note that this is not a comprehensive list by any means, and is updated annually.
Fender Music Foundation
Herb Alpert Foundation
Little Kids Rock
Mr. Holland's Opus
Spread Music Now
VH1 Save the Music Foundation
If you are a teacher or lead an in-school music education program, check out DonorsChoose.org
Regional funders (Washington and Oregon)
Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA)
4Culture: King County Cultural Services
Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
Oregon Arts Commission
Regional Arts & Culture Council (Oregon)
Oregon Cultural Trust
Multnomah County Cultural Coalition
Community and professional development for teaching artists
Association of Teaching Artists
National Guild for Community Arts Education
Teaching Artists Guild
The Teaching Artist Studio
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Many have found funding through local community and family foundations with broader missions (such as education, health and well-being). Don’t forget to scope them out – and good luck!
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