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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.


National funders

Creative Capital
creative-capital.org

D'Addario Foundation
www.daddariofoundation.org

Fender Music Foundation
www.fendermusicfoundation.org

Herb Alpert Foundation
herbalpertfoundation.org

Little Kids Rock
www.littlekidsrock.org

Mr. Holland's Opus
www.mhopus.org

Mockingbird Foundation
mbird.org

Sparkplug Foundation
https://sparkplugfoundation.org

Spread Music Now
https://www.spreadmusicnow.org

VH1 Save the Music Foundation
http://www.vh1savethemusic.org

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)
www.arts.wa.gov

Artist Trust
artisttrust.org

4Culture: King County Cultural Services
4culture.org

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
www.seattle.gov/arts

Oregon Arts Commission
www.oregonartscommission.org

Regional Arts & Culture Council (Oregon)
racc.org

Oregon Cultural Trust
culturaltrust.org/ grants/

Multnomah County Cultural Coalition
multcoculturalcoalition.org/awards/


Community and professional development for teaching artists

Association of Teaching Artists
www.teachingartists.com

National Guild for Community Arts Education
nationalguild.org

Teaching Artists Guild
teachingartistsguild.com

The Teaching Artist Studio
http://www.ya-or.org/for-artists/the-teaching-artist-studio

Videos from a Jubilation Fellows Retreat about the artistry of teaching
vimeo.com/user8439536


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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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