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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/school administrative units 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 up to $7,500.

  • Application deadline

    Monday, December 4, 2023

    GrantSource application portal opens Tuesday, September 8, 2023

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 Gale Dean at 800‐464‐6641 ext 2201 or Tnyr.Qrna@aups.bet.

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 by Monday, December 4, 2023.

Step 4

Receive funding. 

Award decisions will be made via email on a rolling basis through December 2023. 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


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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  • Gale Dean
  • Director of Grants Management