Louis Armstrong Emergency Fund for Jazz Musicians

The Louis Armstrong Emergency Fund is a tremendous success. We launched a million dollar ($1,000,000) fund and quickly delivered much-needed cash into the hands of freelance jazz musicians. Our impact has been powerful!

Here is a testimonial from one of our Grantees:

”I was just informed that I will receive the Louis Armstrong emergency grant…The acceptance form asks how you will use this money, and I wrote how it would help provide for my daughter. It then says…

We hope this small token of appreciation helps you and your family in these upcoming days. Please know that this money has come to you directly from Pops!

I was so moved by this statement I began to cry, and then my wife started crying. Then I called my mom to tell her and we started crying. Not being able to do what we do, play music, has been so hard to deal with. So often the playing goes unnoticed. When the gigs stopped, it further denied us of the one true solace we can always have, the joy of playing with others. But upon reading those words from the foundation I was so moved that we are appreciated and have not been forgotten. Reading the words directly from Pops, overwhelmed me with the reverence I feel for the lineage of our mentors/heroes. I just wanted to share with you how meaningful this is for me.”

Click here to read more testimonials from our Grantees!

Now, we need you to join this movement as we continue Pops’ legacy by providing more support to free-lance jazz musicians in the New York area that are hurting!

“More spokes on the wheel, makes the wheel stronger!”

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.

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

Submissions:
Following the submission of the Letter of Intent (LOI), 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.

NEW GRANT APPLICATION (NGA)

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. The NGA is 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.

Unfortunately, due the COVID-19 pandemic The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation is unable to invite any new applicants for the 2021 grant season. In the event that anything changes and you wish to be notified, please send your organization’s contact information to administrator@louisarmstrongfoundation.org 

GRANT RENEWAL APPLICATION (GRA)

Grant Renewal Applications must be submitted online. Once awarded a grant an organization may resubmit but renewal is not guaranteed. To be eligible for consideration of a grant renewal an organization must have been awarded the previous year.

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. 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

Licensing

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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Contact Us

Special thanks to the Louis Armstrong House Museum for their invaluable help and resources.
Louis Armstrong House Museum     34-56 107 Street   Corona, Queens, NY 11368   718-478-8274   Fax: 718-478-8299   www.louisarmstronghouse.org