Amon G. Carter Foundation: Grants for Music

OVERVIEW: This funder makes grants to promote and strengthen Tarrant County, Texas, which includes Fort Worth.

IP TAKE: The foundation prioritizes grantmaking in Texas; however, it does support a few select organizations nationwide.

PROFILE: Founded in 1945 and based in Fort Worth, TX, The Amon G. Carter Foundation was created by Amon Carter and Nenetta Burton Carter. Amon was publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper and owner of WBAP and WBAP-TV, Fort Worth’s oldest radio station and Texas’ first television station, respectively. The foundation seeks to “support work in the fields of art and culture, civic and public affairs, education, health, and human services.” Its grants support art in all disciplines, including music.

Arts grants range from just a few thousand up to almost $10 million. Previous grantees include: Amon Carter Museum for $9,914,230, Allied Theater Group for $40,000, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for $500,000, Hip Pocket Theater for $25,000, and Lone Star Film Society for $7,500. View more past grantees here. The foundation does not make grants to individuals.

The foundation’s grants do not have a deadline and they do not have a standardized application from. To apply, grant seekers should submit a cover letter and supporting materials to John H. Robinson, Executive Vice President, Amon G. Carter Foundation, PO BOX 1036, Fort Worth, TX 76101-1036.

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