The Modern Marimba micro-grant program offers grants up to $50 to any K-12 student who shares an identity with the ones listed below and is enrolled in a Sarasota or Manatee County school music percussion program. A student may apply for this grant once a year. Applications (it’s a very short and easy form!) for the micro-grant are open throughout the year.
The purpose of this micro-grant is to offer financial support for students who identify with the following historically excluded groups of people:
*BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)
*LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual, and many more identities)
*People with Disabilities (vision impairment, deaf or hard of hearing, mental health conditions, intellectual disability, acquired brain injury, autism spectrum disorder, physical disability, and many more identities)
*Womxn (also known as women and girls)
The information requested will remain confidential and only be used to verify information with the schools and music directors.
These funds should be used for musical purposes: mallet purchases, instrument purchase or rental, sheet music, music supplies, private lessons, band instrument rental fees, FBA solo and ensemble fees for mallet solos/ensembles, etc.
If you would like to make a donation to support our Micro-Grant Program,
please click the link below and specify you would like your donation to go towards
Micro-Grants for youth BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and Womxn