Grants

Only 501(c)(3) organizations will be considered for funding.

QUALIFICATIONS

The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1969 as a section 501(c)(3) foundation, following a directive and initial donation by Louis Armstrong. Funding for the Foundation comes from the use and exploitation of Armstrong’s intellectual properties. To qualify an organization must be involved in programs that meet the goals of The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.: perpetuating the legacies of Louis and Lucille Armstrong through (Jazz) music education programs such as performance training, master classes, workshops and lectures. The Foundation also provides scholarships to educational institutions through special programs.

The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc. will, on occasion, consider use of a Fiscal agent.

LETTER OF INTENT (LOI)

The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc. was created by Louis Armstrong  to support music education. Special consideration is given to Jazz music education programs that showcase Louis Armstrong‘s music, life and legacy. Priority is given to funding for specific projects and programs incorporating well defined objectives, timetables and broad public benefits. New Grant Applications (NGA) are usually given for a period of time not exceeding one year. An applicant may apply any number of consecutive years if invited. Long-term projects will usually require evaluation for further funding. Capital projects are rarely considered.

Deadlines:

The Foundation requires completion of the Letter of Intent (LOI) form stating the intent of your request to submit a full proposal.

For LAEF Fiscal Year July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

Letters of Intent will be accepted Midnight (12am) Monday November 5, 2021 through 11:59:59PM Monday January 17, 2022

If approved, notification and invitation to the New Grant Application (NGA) will be emailed no later than February 18, 2022.

Submissions:

Following the submission of the Letter of Intent, you will receive an auto reply. We will contact you if you are selected to submit a full grant application. If you do not receive an auto reply notice your application has not been registered or received.

GRANT RENEWAL APPLICATION (GRA)

Deadlines:

For LAEF Fiscal Year July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022:

Grant Renewal Applications (GRA) are only accepted Midnight (12am) Monday January 3, 2021 through 11:59:59PM Friday, March 4, 2022.

If funded, a Final Report is required for LAEF Fiscal Year July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 three (3) months after completion of awarded program no later than 11:59:59PM Thursday December 30, 2022. 

Notification of Awards will be sent by letter on or before June 30, 2022.

Please note: Grant Renewal Applications with supporting materials and documents are only accepted online. Additional Information may be requested during the review process.

Submissions:

Following the submission of the Grant Renewal Application, you will receive an auto reply. We will contact you regarding our decision on or before June 30, 2022.   If you do not receive an auto reply notice your application has  not been registered or received.


Any questions regarding the Grant Process should be emailed to administrator@louisarmstrongfoundation.org

Address

MAILING ADDRESS:
The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 287464
New York, NY 10128

LOCATION:
10 East 40th Street - Suite 2710
New York, NY  10016

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The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc. owns the intellectual rights and trademarks to license the use of Louis Armstrong™, Satchmo™ and Wonderful World™
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