Bessie S. Graham Music Fund

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Mission

To foster the understanding and appreciation of music in the Allentown, Pennsylvania area, and the education of music students and musicians of the community.

Application deadlines

January 31

Program areas

Arts, culture, and humanities
Education

Program limitations

Grant awards are limited to programs supporting the understanding and appreciation of music, and the education of music students and musicians of the Allentown, Pennsylvania community.

States served

Pennsylvania

Geographic limitations

Allentown, Pennsylvania and surrounding area.

Types of support

Music education and programs that foster the understanding and appreciation of music.

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The Bessie S. Graham Music Fund provides grants for programs supporting the understanding and appreciation of music, and the education of music students and musicians of the Allentown, Pennsylvania community.

Requirements

  • To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Average giving

Average grant size: $500 to $20,000
Average number of grants per year: 10

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year round. Applications must be submitted by January 31 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs in March.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission.

Required agreements and reports

Periodic progress reports may be required for funded projects.

About the Foundation

The Bessie S. Graham Music Fund was established by Mrs. Graham out of her desire to support the promotion of music and musicians in her native community of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Graham’s trust fund seeks to foster the understanding and appreciation of music among the citizens of the community, as well as to help support music students and musicians in the city of Allentown and the surrounding area. Mrs. Graham passed away in 1973.