Community Partnership Grants - Current Grant Cycle

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Distributing checks for Community Partnership Grants. (Photo: Bruce France)

Distributing checks for Community Partnership Grants. (Photo: Bruce France)

Reinvesting the proceeds from Jazz Fest directly into the community.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP GRANTS
2019-2020 Grant Cycle

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the nonprofit that owns Jazz Fest, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019-2020 Community Partnership Grant program. 

Since 1979, the Jazz & Heritage Foundation has invested proceeds from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell directly into the community with grants to fund projects that support the foundation's mission. To date, more than $6.1 million has been awarded in Community Partnership Grants.

In 2019, 309 grant applicants (92 percent of those who applied) received funding. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation distributed a total of $916,000 in the 2019-2020 grant cycle, over $100,000 more than was distributed in 2018. Grant recipients and their community constituents are invited to attend award ceremonies on September 24, 25, 26, and 27. More information about the award ceremonies may be found on the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation event calendar (link).

Community Partnership grants are awarded in four categories:

• Jazz & Heritage In-School Education Programs in Music, Arts and Cultural Traditions. This category supports music and arts education in the schools by funding music and arts instruction that takes place at Louisiana K-12 schools during the regular school day or after school. Schools (public or private) may apply for money to pay for instruments/instrument repair, sheet music, visual art supplies or other needed materials to support arts instruction as part of the school's curriculum. Only one application per school is allowed. Click here to view a list of 2019-2020 recipients.
• 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 Louisiana K-12 schools. Organizations may apply for money only to pay the professional teaching fees of the artists or educators who provide arts instruction. Click here to view a list of 2019-2020 recipients.
• Jazz & Heritage Presenting: Festivals and Concerts in Music and Performing Arts. This category supports employment for Louisiana performing artists by providing funding to Louisiana-based nonprofit arts organizations to help cover the cost of hiring Louisiana-based performers for festivals or other public cultural events in the state. Only arts-based nonprofits in Louisiana may apply.Click here to view a list of 2019-2020 recipients.
• Jazz & Heritage Archive: Documentation and Preservation. This category supports the creation, documentation or exhibition of art works that reflect, interpret, document or preserve the indigenous culture of Louisiana. Individuals and non-profits may apply. Priority will be given to Louisiana-based applicants. Click here to view a list of 2019-2020 recipients.

For all categories, applicants must provide a dollar-for-dollar match for all grant funds requested from the Jazz & Heritage Foundation.  That is, for every dollar requested from the Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the applicant must show that it can raise at least one dollar – in cash, not in-kind donations of goods or services – from other sources.

A detailed report on grant amounts awarded in the 2019-2020 cycle may be found here (link).

FINAL REPORTS
If you have received a Community Partnership Grant in the 2018-2019 grant cycle but have not yet submitted a final report, you have until Sept. 1 to get it in. You may still apply for a grant in the current cycle. But if we don't receive and approve any outstanding final reports by Sept. 1, any grants you may be allocated in the current cycle will be cancelled. Final Report forms are accessible via the links below.

QUESTIONS?
Send us an email here, or call (504) 558-6103.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other funds, for year-round programs in education, economic development and cultural enrichment. For more about the Foundation, please visit our web site, www.jazzandheritage.org.

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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.

Videos:

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2011 Community Partnership Grants Presentation
2011 Community Partnership Grants Presentation
Giving out $200,000 on Nov. 30, 2011.
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