Music, Education, and Community Organizing Efforts Funded
The Sparkplug Foundation primarily provides grants to start-up nonprofit organizations or new projects of established nonprofits that are addressing the fields of music, education, and community organizing. In the Music category, the Foundation supports emerging professional musicians or music-development programs. In Education and Teaching, the Foundation funds projects that deal with “the whole student” and with learning as a community activity. Through Community Organizing, the Foundation encourages activist strategies for addressing institutional injustices and for building a just society. (The Foundation makes a distinction between service organizations and community organizing; see “Defining Our Terms” on its website.) The Foundation also provides limited support for projects in Israel that involve Palestinian communities. The first step in the application process is to complete the online questionnaire by April 9, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to review its mission and funding guidelines, as well as the online application instructions.