Funding Priorities:

We grant to individuals and organizations who have an exceptional talent for helping young people feel fully alive through rhythm -- as expressed in music and dance.


We grant two-year fellowships to those who serve as a link to a world filled with more joy. You must reside in the United States to be eligible. Click here to see current and past Fellows.


Special consideration will be given to organizations in the Pacific Northwest committed to one or more of the following:
  • on-going skill building (a strong interest of the Jubilation Foundation)
  • working with children under 18-- the younger the better
  • involving experts working and playing with non-experts
  • working toward synchrony and inclusion
  • overcoming barriers related to race and class
  • building community
  • linking diverse groups
  • creating a ripple effect
  • involving mentors
  • creating foot stomping public performances in a party-like atmosphere
  • engendering flat out joy!

Special Projects:

We grant $250-2500 for special projects, including scholarships, research, instruments, equipment, and collaborations.

We do not fund:
  • professional performances where students are the audience
  • programs for religious purposes
  • theatrical productions without a commitment to joyful rhythm and movement
  • programs that require auditions
  • programs where mastery is the goal

Geographic Scope:

Individuals (Fellows): United States

Organizations: Washington and Oregon

Size of Grants:

Individuals (Fellows): $5,000/year for two years

Organizations: $2,000 to $10,000

Special Projects: $250 to $2500

Application Process

Our selection process takes about five months from deadline to notification.

For Fellows:
Nominations are due January 15.
You may nominate yourself or someone else.
Click here for an application.

For Organizations:
Letters of Intent (2 pages max) are due July 15.
Click here for an application.
If accepted, you'll receive instructions for a full proposal, due September 15.

For Special Projects:
Applications are accepted year-round, except January & July.
Click here for an application.

For more information, contact:

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