Community Partnership Grants
Reinvesting the proceeds from Jazz Fest directly into the community.
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP GRANTS
Note: Applications and guidelines for the 2013-2014 grant cycle will be published at the end of May, with an application deadline in early July. Please join our e-mail list here to make sure you receive the announcement when the applications are published.
Since 1979, the Jazz & Heritage Foundation has reinvested the proceeds from Jazz Fest directly into the community — in the form of grants to arts and educational organizations — to support projects that reflect the Foundation’s mission.
The Foundation has donated more than $2 million to nonprofit event presenters, educational programs, dance troupes, theater workshops, gallery showings, film productions, performing artists, visual artists and many more.
By investing so much into the community, and making a concerted effort to nurture local artists and organizations, the Foundation is creating an environment in which arts and education projects can succeed over the long term.
2012-2013 GRANT CYCLE
Until July 16, 2012, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation was accepting grant applications in four categories:
- Jazz & Heritage After-School and Summer Education Programs in Music, Arts and Cultural Traditions. This category supports after-school and summer educational arts programs offered by nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. Organizations may apply for funding to pay the professional service fees of the artists or educators who will do the instruction.
- Jazz & Heritage In-School Education Programs in Music, Arts and Cultural Traditions. This category supports in-school music and arts education programs at Louisiana public K-12 schools. Schools may apply for funding to purchase or repair instruments and other supplies, or to cover part of an arts teacher’s salary.
- Jazz Journey Presenting: Festivals and Concerts in Music and Performing Arts. This category supports new employment for Louisiana performing artists by providing funding to nonprofit organizations that hire Louisiana musicians or other performing artists to perform at cultural events.
- Jazz & Heritage Archive: Documentation and Preservation. This category supports the creation or exhibition of art works that document or interpret the indigenous culture of Louisiana.
The deadline to apply for each of these grants was Monday, July 16, 2012. The guidelines for these grant categories are still available in the Downloads section below.
Activities funded by grants in these categories must occur between Sept. 1, 2012, and Aug. 31, 2013.
Applicants may submit only one application, and in only one category, per grant cycle.
Those who have received Community Partnership Grants in the 2011-12 grant cycle but have not yet submitted a final report were eligible to apply. But funds for new grants will not be distributed until final reports for outstanding grants have been submitted and approved.
For a list of those who received Community Partnership Grants in the 2011-2012 grant cycle, please see the Downloads section below.
PAST GRANT CYCLES
Earlier in the 2011-2012 grant cycle, the Jazz & Heritage Foundation awarded $200,000 to 79 recipients in three categories - two for education (one for in-school arts programs at public schools, one for after-school and summer arts education programs) and one to support nonprofits that hire Louisiana musicians to perform at cultural events.
In the 2009-2010 grant cycle, the Jazz & Heritage Foundation awarded $64,500 to 25 recipients in the Heritage School education category, and $72,500 to 36 event organizers in the Jazz Journey Presenting category, for a total of $137,000.
FINAL REPORT FORMS
Grant recipients may access our Final Report forms in the Downloads section below.You may see lists of prior grant recipients in the Downloads section below.
Please join our e-mail list to be notified when applications are available for Community Partnership Grants, or check this web site regularly. For more information, please call the Jazz & Heritage Foundation at (504) 558-6100.
- 2011-2012 Community Partnership Grants Winners: In-School Education, After-School Education and Non-Profit Presenting
- 2012-2013 Educational Programs: After School and Summer Programs GUIDELINES
- 2012-2013 Educational Programs: In-School Programs (Louisiana public K-12 schools only) GUIDELINES
- 2012-2013 Cultural Event Presenters: Festivals and Concerts in Music and Performing Arts: GUIDELINES
- 2012-2013 Jazz & Heritage Archive: Documentation and Preservation GUIDELINES
- 2012-2013 Jazz & Heritage Archive: Documentation and Preservation APPLICATION
- 2011-2012 Documentation & Preservation FINAL REPORT FORM
- 2011-12 Jazz Journey Presenting FINAL REPORT FORM
- 2011-12 Education IN-SCHOOL, AFTER-SCHOOL and SUMMER Programs FINAL REPORT FORM - Updated June 19, 2012
Links & Downloads:
Jazz & Heritage Foundation Logo
The attached file of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation logo may be downloaded to use when acknowledging the Foundation as a funder of a project that was awarded grant funding.
Click the links below to play videos.
2011 Community Partnership Grants Presentation
Giving out $200,000 on Nov. 30, 2011.