Deluxe Corporation Foundation: Grants for Music

OVERVIEW: The Deluxe Corporation Foundation awards grants to music organizations in areas of the country in which it has an operational and employee presence.

IP TAKE: In order to qualify for a grant, nonprofits must have been in operation for at least two years and have secured funding for other corporate funders.

PROFILE: The Deluxe Corporation Foundation is the charitable arm of the Deluxe Corporation, a financial and marketing services company. Founded in 1954, the foundation seeks to “[b]ring meaningful, lasting change to communities across the country.” According to its website, it has “[e]mpowered Americans to understand the basics of entrepreneurship, foster relationships with theaters and help communities ease the burden during times of crisis.” Areas of grantmaking include economic empowerment, employee match programs, crisis and the United Way and the arts.  

Deluxe broadly awards its music grants through its arts program, which supports professional dance, theater and music organizations, as well as, museums in order to help “[b]roaden Americans’ access to the arts.” Past music grantees include the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association. Grants typically range from $5,000 to $25,000.

The Deluxe Corporation Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding from Mach 15 to October 1 according to the region of the country in which the applicant is located.

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