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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

D'Addario Foundation

Fender Music Foundation

Herb Alpert Foundation

Little Kids Rock

Mr. Holland's Opus

Mockingbird Foundation

Sparkplug Foundation

Spread Music Now

VH1 Save the Music Foundation

If you are a teacher or lead an in-school music education program, check out

Regional funders (Washington and Oregon)

Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA)

Artist Trust

4Culture: King County Cultural Services

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

Oregon Arts Commission

Regional Arts & Culture Council (Oregon)

Oregon Cultural Trust grants/

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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