COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP GRANTS:
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2016-2017 GRANT CYCLE
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation – the nonprofit that owns Jazz Fest – is now accepting applications in four categories of the Community Partnership Grants program for the 2016-2017 grant cycle.
Since 1979, the Jazz & Heritage Foundation has invested proceeds from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell directly into the community with grants to fund projects that support the foundation’s mission.
The deadline to apply is July 1. Activities funded by these grants must occur between Sept. 1, 2016, and Aug. 31, 2017.
We are offering grants of up to $5,000 in four categories. The four categories now open are:
WHAT’S NEW IN 2016-2017?
Online Applications Only: We no longer accept paper applications that must be mailed or delivered to our office. Instead, we only accept applications through our online application portal. To access the application, first read through the guidelines for the grant category that interests you. Then view our online application form here: https://new-orleans-jh.fluidreview.com/
Simplified Budget Form: For our “In-School Education Programs” category, we have greatly simplified the budget form. All schools will need to provide the school’s total operating budget as well as the school’s budget for arts instruction and the amount the school allocates each year for music/art supplies and materials. Private schools need to tell us whether or not they charge tuition, how much it costs and the percentage of students that receives a full or partial scholarship or tuiation waiver. All schools need to tell us the percentage of students that qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch.
Only One Application Per School: In recent years we have received multiple applications from some schools. This year, we will disqualify any schools that submit more than one application. Music and art teachers must check with their principals and colleagues before submitting an application to make sure that no one else in the school is submitting one.
Event Presenters – Arts-Based Non-Profits Only: In the past, we have accepted applications in our “Jazz Journey Presenting” category from any kind of non-profit as long as it was based in Louisiana. This year, only arts-based non-profits may apply. Organizations whose mission is not arts-based – such as social service agencies, religious organizations or municipal governments – may apply only if they are partnered with an arts-based non-profit.
Please read the category guidelines carefully before starting an application. Staff members of the Jazz & Heritage Foundation will be happy to answer questions or explain the process before the July 1 deadline. Questions should be directed to Programs, Marketing & Communications, via e-mail, or by telephone at (504) 558-6100.