The Louis Armstrong House Museum

The Louis Armstrong House Museum preserves and promotes the legacy of Louis Armstrong by welcoming visitors to the Armstrong’s perfectly preserved home, by maintaining the world’s largest single jazz musician research collections, and by presenting a wide array of cultural and educational programs.  Louis Armstrong and his wife Lucille purchased a modest home in the working-class neighborhood of Corona, Queens in 1943, where they lived for the rest of their lives. As Louis himself said, “I saw three generations come up on that block. And they’re all with their children, grandchildren, they come back to see Uncle Satchmo and Aunt Lucille.”

Since 2003, this National Historic Landmark has been open to the public six days per week with lead support provided by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation and Queens College/CUNY. The Research Collections are an invaluable resource for researchers from around the world and are the first place that students, scholars, record companies, publishers, and television producers go for information on Louis Armstrong. The Armstrong campus in Corona Queens is growing to include a new Education Center scheduled to open in the fall of 2019. Musicians and fans consider a visit to the historic home an important pilgrimage to a place that still radiates the spirit of this international icon. Though Armstrong passed away nearly 50 years ago, his impact on music is still felt today, while his speaking out against racial injustice and his incredible generosity of spirit are powerful examples to new generations searching for inspiration to solve some of today’s most intractable challenges. Louis Armstrong is an international role model whose influence transcends time and race. Today, more than ever, it is imperative that Louis Armstrong’s legacy lives on so future generations can learn about and value his “wonderful world”.

34-56 107 STREET, CORONA, QUEENS, NY 11368
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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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