This from the GRAMMY FOUNDATION:
GRAMMY FOUNDATION® GRANT PROGRAM: 2015 LETTER OF INQUIRY ONLINE
The GRAMMY Foundation® Grant Program is generously funded by The Recording Academy®. To date, the Program has awarded over $6 million to more than 300 noteworthy projects. The Grant Program provides funding annually to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, as well as research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition. In 2008 the Grant Program expanded its categories to include planning (assistance) grants for individuals and small to mid-sized organizations to assist collections held by individuals and organizations that may not have access to the expertise needed to create a preservation plan. The planning process, which may include inventorying and stabilizing a collection, articulates the steps to be taken to ultimately archive recorded sound materials for future generations.
HOW TO APPLY:
A letter of inquiry is required before submission of a full application. Please read the guidelines as they change from year to year. To submit a letter of inquiry for the 2015 GRAMMY Foundation grant cycle, please visit www.grammyfoundation.org/grants. The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct. 1.
The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program funds the following areas:
1. Scientific Research Projects: $20,000 Maximum Award
2. Archiving And Preservation Projects:
A. Preservation Implementation: $20,000 Maximum Award
B. Assistance, Assessment And/Or Consultation: $5,000 Maximum Award
For more information on the GRAMMY Foundation, please visit www.grammyfoundation.org.