Andrew J. Sloper Musical Fund

OVERVIEW: The Andrew J. Sloper Musical Fund supports music organizations that serve the people of New Britain, Connecticut.

FUNDING AREAS: Music, arts, culture, humanities

IP TAKE: Both vocal and instrumental performances can earn this foundation’s support as long as they take place in the city of New Britain, Connecticut. This foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits.

PROFILE: Established in 1937, the Andrew J. Sloper Musical Fund is a private foundation in Connecticut. It is also referenced as the William T. Sloper Trust for Andrew J. Sloper Musical Fund. This foundation is managed by Bank of America’s Connecticut office. It aims to “bring excellent and cultural music to New Britain, such as symphony orchestras, smaller orchestras, choral societies, bands, and musicians, either vocal or instrumental.” Grantmaking supports arts, culture, and humanities.

Nonprofit organizations in the funder’s home region can apply for a grant if their musical performances take place in New Britain, Connecticut. Also, the foundation prioritizes groups that offer instrumental or vocal performances that have exceptional merit. It will consider offering program support and general operating support. However, the foundation does not consider grant requests for capital projects.

Foundation grants range between $1,000 to $10,000. Learn more about this funder’s local giving by examining its Foundation Center grant history. Grantmaking focuses exclusively on New Britain, Connecticut. Grants are for one-year periods only, and the foundation does not provide grants to the same organization more than three consecutive years. Past local grantees include the Connecticut State University System, Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, First Baptist Church, and Main Street Singers.

This foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. The annual application deadline is June 1, and applicants can expect to hear back with a funding decision by letter within about two to three months after this date. Grantseekers must use the Bank of America online system to apply for a grant. Direct general questions to the staff at or 860-244-4870.


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