Music Education

The Music Education grant application is now closed; notifications will be mailed mid-November.

Music Education grants are given each December and are made possible by a donor whose gift established an endowment fund.  The donor, herself once a music teacher, wished to give the gift of music to students of all ages, from pre-school through high school.  The goal of the endowed field of interest fund is to enhance the quality of music education programs in area schools.


Public and private schools’ located in Washington and Chisago counties in Minnesota and Burnett, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix Counties in Wisconsin are eligible. Nonprofit arts organizations cannot apply for a music education grant but can work with a school to apply. Applicants must have no outstanding final reports due to the SCVF.

Grant Range

Grants can range from $500 to $5,000. Proposals may be awarded partial funding.

Eligible Expenses

Grants must be used within one year from the date of the award. Grants can fund materials such as sheet music, instruments, and other items; guest artists and instructors; community outreach; concerts; composition; inter- or intra-school collaborations; and other expenses that contribute to music education. Funds may supplement, but not replace, schools’ music education budgets. Funds may not be used for scholarships for individuals, uniforms, staff salaries, or expenses already incurred by the applicant. Preference is given to hands-on vocal or musical activities over technological innovations.

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