Guidelines for Grant Applications

Please read our guidelines carefully as our grant-giving processes have changed:

Currently, the Foundation is accepting the applications from only those organizations that received funding from us between 2000 and 2007 and have a valid Access Code for accessing the application.

The Foundation makes grants only to qualified tax-exempt organizations. Only those organizations recognized as 501 (c) (3), under the Internal Revenue Code are qualified. 

During the initial 30 years of operation, the Foundation has emphasized the support of baroque period music performances. However, starting in 2016 the Foundation wishes to shift our support to the performances of music by Classical and Romantic period composers.

Generally speaking, the Foundation supports public live performances of well-known Classical and Romantic era music. In case of public broadcasting, the Foundation considers requests from broadcasters only. Consequently, applications must come directly from public television or radio stations, not from the performing organizations.

The Foundation does not fund:

  • Individuals
  • Multi-year requests
  • General fundraising campaigns or events
  • Capital campaigns
  • Endowments
  • Purchase of musical instruments
  • Performances outside of the United States or Japan
  • Candidates for political office or influence legislation
  • Sectarian or religious causes

The Foundation no longer makes contributions to scholarship programs with the exceptions of those scholarship program established by the foundation in the past. 

Applications should be submitted by March 15 and October 15 of each year. The Foundation's Board of Directors meets twice a year (Spring and Fall) to make final grant selections. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that the applicants submit their proposals as far in advance of these dates as possible.

Grant funding occurs as soon as possible upon completion of the sponsored event(s) and receipt of program materials. Normally, funding occurs within a couple of weeks of the sponsored event(s).