Finding Funds

Music educators often cite funding as one of their biggest obstacles for obtaining music technology for their classroom. At SoundTree, we know how important it is for teachers to find funding for their music technology needs, either through a school district budget, a parent-teacher organization or educational foundation, or seeking funding from some of the many grant opportunities available for technology in schools.  We also know that the time and effort required in the grant writing process can be overwhelming for busy music teachers - and often acts as a deterrent for seeking funds at all.

In addition to our Grant Alert and Finding Funds podcast, we are very proud of a publication that we publish entitled "Finding Funds for Music Technology" by Dr. Thomas Rudolph. This easy-to-read guide to obtaining funding for music technology walks you through the entire process - everything from finding the right grant opportunity to writing a successful grant proposal.  It should be required reading for anyone interested in the grant process.  Visit our online store to purchase a copy.

Sample letters and a funding proposal are included in Finding Funds for Music Technology and are made available by clicking here. These companion files are designed to be personalized to meet individual needs.

Feel free to contact SoundTree at info@soundtree.com or (800) 963-8733 as you proceed with your funding efforts.

Federal and State Grants

Grantsmanship Center - http://www.tgci.com

Local Foundations and Corporations

NAfME Gives A Notehttp://giveanote.nafme.org

GrantsWeb - http://www.srainternational.org/sra03/grantsweb/index.cfm

Rural Information Center Publication Series - http://ric.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=5&tax_level=1&tax_subject=319funding1.htm

Foundation Center - http://foundationcenter.org/marketplace

Music Companies and Arts Organizations

NASAA, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies - http://www.nasaa-arts.org
NAMM, National Association of Music Merchants - http://www.namm.org
The Grammy Foundation - http://www.grammy.com/GRAMMY_Foundation
The National Endowment for the Arts - http://arts.endow.gov
The National Endowment for the Humanities - http://www.neh.gov

Federal Grants

U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) - http://www.gao.gov
U.S. Department of Education - http://www.ed.gov
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance - http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/contentView.do?contentType=GSA_BASIC&contentId=12885
Search for Federal Grant Opportunities - http://www.fedworld.gov

National Corporations and Foundations

ArtsEdge - http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org
The Foundation Center - http://foundationcenter.org
Fundsnet - http://www.fundsnetservices.com

Grant Writing Tips

How do I apply for Federal Grants - http://www.grants.gov/applicants/apply_for_grants.jsp