Student Micro-Grant Program

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.

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

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.

Applications for the micro-grant are open from December 15, 2020, to January 15, 2021. Grantees will be notified by February 1, 2021.

Click to Apply for a Micro-Grant


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, Queer, and womxn