Despite this turmoil, we want you to know that The Presser Foundation is in a strong position to serve you through and beyond this difficult period.  We understand that most programming has been cancelled and rescheduling is uncertain. It is impossible to predict how this healthcare and economic crisis will unfold. We will be here to support you throughout this challenging period.  In this way we have compiled a list linked here of information and resources available for arts and culture nonprofits.  We wish you the best of health and safety.

The Presser Foundation was established in 1939 under the Deeds of Trust and Will of the late Theodore Presser, an educator, publisher and philanthropist.  It is one of the few private foundations in the United States dedicated solely to music education and music philanthropy.

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The Presser Foundation supports a broad range of classical symphonic, chamber, choral and vocal music and requires potential grantees to submit proposals by the following deadlines.

Grant Making Area Proposal Deadline Decision Notification
Advancement of Music November 15th March 1st
Assistance To Music Teachers Ongoing Ongoing
Capital Support February 1st May 1st
Special Projects* October 15th January 1st
Undergraduate Scholar Award September 1st November 15th

*Please note significant changes to the Grant Guidelines for Special Projects. We strongly encourage careful review. Newly established music organizations (within 3 years) should apply under Special Projects for general operating support typically provided through Advancement of Music.

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