The Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center

The Louis Armstrong Music Therapy Department (musicandmedicine.org) was originally established and funded by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc. through Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s Pediatric Division in 1994. The Music Therapy department expanded to become the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine in 2005 to host clinic and community work, treating those most in need within the community. Since 2013, the Department expanded its music therapy reach to serve patients throughout the Mount Sinai Health System. They currently have multiple programs including music therapy with both patients and their families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Surgical intensive Care, Radiation Oncology, Chemotherapy, with those who face addiction, and most recently with patients who require Mechanical Ventilation. The Center’s numerous research projects are all co-investigated with doctors and nurses. Their most recent clinical trial is inclusive of Alzheimer’s patients. Their outpatient clinic serves the healthcare needs of at risk babies and parents, children and teens on the spectrum, including those with autism and pervasive developmental delays, children and teens with asthma in the NYC public schools, and all those diagnosed with Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s and stroke patients in the community. The Center treats wellness- inclusive of musicians, performing artists and other young, teen and adult patients who are prone to depression, overuse, focal dystonia and performance anxiety. The Department has a strong clinical training component and their faculty lecture globally and have assisted in the expansion of music therapy in hospitals and clinics across the world. Their research has been featured in medical and music journals and in the media, such as CBS, NBC, The Wall Street Journal and the NY Times.

Visit the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center Department website

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

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