Sensitive to changing dynamics due to COVID-19, the D’Addario Foundation has extended the deadline for grant submission for this round.  We hope to provide enough time to accommodate proposals that will accurately reflect the type of programming that will be executed.  If you have any questions or require more time please reach out to

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Seeking Support First Half of Year
Grant Proposal Deadline October 30, 2021 OPEN
Grant Decisions Made By February 15, 2022
Grant Awards Mailed Starting February 28, 2022
Seeking Support Second Half of Year
Grant Proposal Deadline June 15, 2021 CLOSED
Grant Decisions Made By September 15, 2021
Grant Awards Mailed Starting September 30, 2021
General Guidelines
  1. If you are a new applicant, you must first submit a letter of inquiry after carefully reading our funding objectives. Letter of inquiries are accepted on a rolling basis. PLEASE NOTE: we will not be accepting LOIs between 9/1-9/30 as we migrate to a new grants submission platform. Please check back in at the end of September 2021 for more details. 

  2. New applicants may not submit a full grant proposal until they are formally invited to do so. 

  3. Organizations are eligible to apply for support once per year. If you have been formally invited to submit a full partnership proposal, please email us at to obtain the grant application link.

  4. Whether you have been funded before or not, all applicants must reapply each year for continued support unless they have been told otherwise. Organizations will not receive a reminder from the Foundation about proposal deadlines.

  5. If your proposal is accepted following the 10/30/21 deadline, then you will receive your grant, at the earliest, 2/28/22. If your proposal is accepted following the 6/15/21 deadline, then you will receive your grant, at the earliest, 9/30/21. Do not expect your grant to arrive before that point, and please plan accordingly.

  6. The D’Addario Foundation prefers not to provide funding for the purpose of purchasing equipment or instruments. If you have instrument needs we recommend reaching out to the following organizations: Hungry for Music, Instruments in the Cloud, Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony Foundation, Guitars 4 Gifts, Reverb Gives, or the Guitar Center Music Foundation.

  7. Grantee organizations that have been told they’ve reached term limit may re-apply for support after a three year grace period if they continue to meet our funding objectives.

  8. Please review our FAQs before submitting a proposal. If you have any questions, please submit them to