Funding & Support

The Ensemble seeks to connect and inform all people who are committed to ensemble music education for youth empowerment and social change.

Mockingbird Foundation Offers Funding to U.S. Music Education Programs


The Mockingbird Foundation is currently inviting inquiries for funding from schools and organizations that provide music education programs to U.S. students.

In Navajo Nation, the Beating Heart of Community


Spanning over 27,000 square miles across parts of Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico, Navajo Nation is the largest Native American reservation in the United States. A land mass greater than ten states, it is home to over half of the Navajo Nation’s 400,000 enrolled people. This enormous population comprises countless diverse communities, each with deep artistic roots. And yet, despite this cultural richness, Navajo Nation had never been home to free, accessible youth music programs…until about six years ago.

New Essay and Podcast Series from The Lewis Prize


The Lewis Prize for Music, which supports Creative Youth Development organizations through their annual Accelerator Awards program, has developed two new series that share insight and personal experience from leaders in the field.

Grant-Writing Tips for Musicians


Grant-writing skills are a necessity in our line of work, but the process does not come naturally to all of us.

Arts for Good Fellowship


If you are looking to connect with an international network of arts and cultural professionals, the Arts for Good (A4G) Fellowship wants to hear from you!

Beautiful Mind & KEF Partner to Support Music Programs in Korea


The philanthropic organization Beautiful Mind has teamed up with audio equipment brand KEF to support music education and orchestral activities for children with disabilities and adolescents from low-income families in Korea.

D’Addario Grants Available for Nonprofit Music Education Programs


The D’Addario Foundation provides support to nonprofit music education programs in the U.S. and internationally, focusing on trusted community organizations that are executing immersive, enduring music education and youth development programs.

Apply for the Making Tracks Fellowship


Young musicians looking for a way to deepen their social engagement can benefit from the Making Tracks Fellowship, an annual program for emerging music professionals to create new collaborative works, develop youth-focused strategies for community engagement, and receive mentoring from industry experts.

Forbes Under 30 Summit Comes to Africa


In April, the Forbes Under 30 Summit took place in Africa for the first time, bringing together young entrepreneurs and social changemakers across the world.

Funding for Instruments


Musicians and music organizations struggling with the cost of high-quality stringed instruments should check out two funding organizations working to make music-learning more accessible.


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