David M. Brooks Music Fund

The David M. Brooks Music Fund supports music education in New Hampshire’s public schools. Brooks, of Bedford, was a U.S. Army veteran who had worked in the printing industry — and who loved music. He left a bequest in his will to create the fund in perpetuity for the teaching of light classical music and voice in New Hampshire primary and secondary schools.

  • Geographic focus

    Public schools in New Hampshire serving grades K-12.

  • Eligibility

    Funding for New Hampshire public schools to support musical instruction, equipment, programs, field trips, concerts and performances (including music licensing, professional assistance and show rights) that benefit music departments and music/voice programs. Nonprofit organizations are not eligible for funding.

    Preference will be given to activities that reflect Mr. Brooks’ passion for light classical music examples of which include the waltzes of Johann Strauss, the works of Gilbert and Sullivan, the symphony and operettas.

  • Grant amount

    This fund awards grants from $1,000 to $10,000 although request amounts can vary, depending on special circumstances.

  • Application deadline

    Friday, January 19, 2018, 5:00 pm Eastern time
    This application will open in GrantSource Friday, December 15.

Application and grant process

Step 1

Determine eligibility.

Carefully review the information above. Grants will be made through the school’s administrative unit (SAU). If you have additional questions about this grant program, please contact Peter Benson at 800‐464‐6641 ext 20271 or Peter.Benson@nhcf.org.

Step 2

Log in or create a new profile in GrantSource.

Log in to GrantSource, update your profile and access open applications. If you have never applied, please create a new profile using the “Register here” button.

Step 3

Complete and submit the online application.

GrantSource will begin accepting applications Friday, December 15, 2017. The application deadline is Friday, January 19, 2018, 5:00 pm Eastern time.

Step 4

Receive funding. 

Award decisions will be announced in February/March. Grants will be made through the school’s administrative unit (SAU).

Step 5

Publicize your grant.

If you are awarded funding and you’d like to share the good news, please refer to our grantee press kit.

Step 6

Report.

At the end of your grant period, you will be required to complete a final report through GrantSource. Applicants who do not submit a final grant report will not be considered for future funding.

 

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  • Peter Benson
  • Senior Program Officer, Lakes and North Country Regions