With funding generously provided by the Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.
Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to the elderly. Over $7 million in grants have been awarded to over 400 recipients.
Proposals for 2020 grants are currently closed.
In 2017, the Museum, a nonprofit organization, integrated with its sister organization, the GRAMMY Foundation®, to extend its reach of its music education and preservation initiatives. Today, the GRAMMY Museum continues to fulfill its mission to cultivate a greater understanding of the history and significance of music.
Grants Program • Year-round
With funding generously provided by the Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Museum Grants Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.
Jane Ortner Education Award • Year-round
The Jane Ortner Education Award celebrates K-12 educators who integrate music into English, social studies, math, science, and foreign language instruction. Applicants submit one original unit of lessons that incorporates music and are then eligible for prizes and unique professional opportunities. In addition to our annual award, the program offers free professional development webinars, workshops in Los Angeles and across the country, and an online library of music-integrated lessons for use in the classroom.
Music Educator Award • Year-round
Established to recognize current educators from kindergarten through college in public or private schools, the Music Educator Award honors teachers who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools. Each year, a recipient is chosen from 10 finalists and recognized for their remarkable impact on students’ lives.
Signature Schools • Year-round
GRAMMY Museum Signature Schools provides grants to public school music programs that demonstrate a need and a compelling plan to address that need. In 2020, schools who receive funding through the Signature Schools program will also be offered a variety of career-based resources for their students.