In celebration of our founders’ contributions to the field of music, the Foundation empowers organizations that use music to catalyze enduring change in learning and well-being.

Current Grant Opportunities

Meredith Willson Awards

The Meredith Willson Awards will provide significant, multi-year, general operating support to vibrant organizations working in Music & Learning and/or Music & Well-being, as part of a broader effort by The Music Man Foundation to support systemic change.

Eligible organizations will be based in and primarily serving one or more of 5 Southern California counties (Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Ventura). Any organization that meets the eligibility requirements is encouraged to submit a Leadership Letter no later than June 15, 2022.


Music Education

The Foundation seeks partnership with school day music education programs, reaching every student, taught by high-quality teachers, outcomes-driven, and provide sequential instruction. It is our hope that every public school student has access to outstanding music instruction.

Music Therapy

Board certified music therapists innovate to provide therapeutic interventions for individuals challenged by a variety of diagnoses. Our goal is to partner with programs whose interventions have measurable impact on children’s and caregivers’ lives.