The Modern Marimba micro-grant program offers $50.00 grants to any student who shares an identity with the ones listed below and is enrolled in a K-12 Florida public music program for percussion. A student may apply for this grant once a year. It’s a very short and easy form, and we accept applications for the micro-grant anytime throughout the year.
***Modern Marimba acknowledges that our work as a nonprofit organization through grants or any kind of charity and/or mutual aid, is not an equitable end goal or replacement for systemic change. If you need immediate assistance or need aid by other means other than through this grant, please email ModernMarimba@gmail.com.
The purpose of this micro-grant is to offer financial support for students who identify with the following historically oppressed groups of people studying percussion:
*BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)
*LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual, non-binary gender, genderqueer, gender fluid and all the many beautiful 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)
*Women (includes girls, femmes, and humans who also intersect with any of the above identities)
The information requested will remain confidential and only be used to verify enrollment with the schools and music directors.
These funds can be used for musical purposes: mallets, instrument purchase or rental, sheet music, music supplies, private lessons, band instrument rental fees, FBA solo and ensemble fees for mallet solos/ensembles, recording equipment, hotels and travel, summer music programs, etc. These funds may also be used for food, gas, rent, utilities, and all the ways.
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 Women