Here’s a list of potential funders for teaching artists and organizations. Know a good one that’s not on the list? Please email us at Thanks!

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 

Videos from a Jubilation Fellows Retreat about the artistry of teaching 

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Many have found funding through local community and family foundations with broader missions (such as education, health and well-being). Scope them out – and good luck!
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