Apply for a Grant

Bridge Boston, Boston, MA

Who Can Apply?

If your school or non-profit organization believes in the role of fine instruments in your program, and can show evidence of need and commitment to raising matching funds, you are a strong candidate for the Classics for Kids matching grant program. Applications accepted quarterly. Deadlines: June 30, September 30, December 31 and March 31.

Neighborhood Strings, Worcester MA.

Community Support

Through our grants to strings programs, we also strengthen community support for music education. Our matching grants inspire local philanthropy and deeper, long-lasting connections with that local support.

Read the story of a California community that created a stringed instrument program with incredible results for students, families and the community: The Redding Schools story.

Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York City, NY

Creators Speak

We have awarded grants to many people who have created successful music programs for young people.

In these interviews, we ask them how they started their programs, what were the challenges, what were the lessons learned, and finally, what successes were achieved.

Here’s what the creators have to say.

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If you have questions about our instrument grant program, please contact CFKF Executive/Artistic Director Michael Reynolds at or 508-740-8331. We look forward to hearing from you!