Music Therapy Grants Available!

The Music Man Foundation (The Meredith and Rosemary Willson Charitable Foundation) is pleased to release an open application for non-profit organizations delivering music therapy* services to individuals in their communities.

Grants will support organizations with a demonstrated commitment to delivering music therapy to their constituents and a thoughtful plan for expansion of and/or innovation based on their existing programs.

To be eligible, an organization must:

  • Be a non-profit organization with IRS-determined 501 (c)(3) status.
  • Have its primary service location in one of the following counties in Southern California: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, or Ventura.
  • Have board-certified music therapist(s) on staff currently and for at least six (6) months prior.
  • Submit a registration form by September 15, 2017.


Submit a registration form by September 15, 2017. More information about application requirements and timeline can be found here.  We encourage you to distribute to colleagues who might be interested and eligible for this opportunity and, where appropriate, share this opportunity on social media. For questions and more information, please email

*Music therapy, as defined by the American Music Therapy Association: “the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.”