Foundation / Corporation
Singing for Change (SFC)
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to USA nonprofit organizations creating positive change through promoting self-sufficiency and community integration. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Programs should address issues affecting children and families and disenfranchised groups.
Specifically, Singing for Change looks for groups that are:
- Working to engage individuals in their communities
- Helping people realize their full potential and become self-sufficient, and
- Creating lasting change in the communities they serve
The Foundation will fund operating expenses for those organizations they feel are accomplishing these goals.
Areas of interest include the following:
Children and families: Grants are awarded to programs fostering self-sufficiency and stability. Individual therapy is not funded, nor are therapeutic or recreational camps or wish-fulfillment programs.
Disenfranchised groups: SFC defines these groups as people who have been marginalized in society because of their low levels of skill, education, or income, people with disabilities, and people who are homeless.
Projects most likely to be considered are those which:
- Help people overcome social or economic barriers to education or employment
- Promote the empowerment of individuals toward self-sufficiency, and provide opportunities for personal growth that benefit their greater community
- Demonstrate human equality and encourage people to cross boundary lines to help others
GrantWatch ID#: 138499
Grants range in size from $1,000 to $10,000.
Grants are made only to non-profit organizations with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code, or to organizations that have a sponsoring agency with this status.
SFC does not consider grants to:
- Government agencies
- Public or private schools
- Art, music, or recreational programs, even if offered to disenfranchised groups
- Disaster Relief
- Political organizations
- Religious organizations
- Medical research, quality of life, wish fulfillment, or disease treatment organizations
- Basic-needs programs (that exist to supply food or clothing)
- Single service programs such as individual counseling
- Efforts to protect individual species or animals
Letter of Interest (LOI) and organizational profile due: March 15th
(SFC) Invitations to submit full proposals: May 30
Full proposals due: July 15
(SFC) Final decisions: October
(SFC) Checks disbursed: December 1
Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be submitted online.
How to apply:
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming