Atlanta, Ga. – The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta announced last week that it will award the Atlanta Music Project, a nonprofit providing tuition-free music education to underserved communities in Atlanta, $93,000 in general operating funds. The Atlanta Music Project was among several nonprofit organizations in the Atlanta area to receive grant monies from the Foundation and its award was one of the highest among 52 grantees.
The Foundation’s competitive grants are awarded following an extensive application and review process which includes site visits with nonprofits during the review process. Grant reviewers assess applicant organizations based on a thorough review of operations, including a detailed look at such indicators of organizational health as financial statements, strategic plans, programmatic impact and board member engagement. Grantees are located throughout the Foundation’s 23-county region.
About the Atlanta Music Project
Founded in 2010, the Atlanta Music Project provides intensive, tuition-free music education for underserved youth right in their neighborhood. Now in its seventh year of programming and serving 250 students at five sites, AMP provides all its students with an instrument, a teaching artist, classes and numerous public performance opportunities. AMP does not hold entrance auditions – the only requirement is a commitment to attending all classes. AMP’s programs include: the AMP Orchestra; AMPlify, the choral program of the Atlanta Music Project; the AMP Academy, which provides advanced musical training to AMP’s most talented and dedicated students; and the AMP Summer Series, a music festival and school. AMP’s young artists have performed at Atlanta’s most prestigious venues, including the Woodruff Arts Center, Spivey Hall, and the Rialto Center for the Arts. In 2015 Clayton State University established the Atlanta Music Project Endowed Scholarships, providing scholarship funds for AMP students choosing to attend Clayton State as music majors and music minors. In 2016 the White House named AMP one of the top 50 after-school arts programs in the nation. For more information visit www.atlantamusicproject.org.
About the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Since 1951, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has been connecting the passions of philanthropists with the purposes of nonprofits doing that work. With 65 years serving the 23-county Atlanta region and a robust team of experts, the Community Foundation manages the behind-the-scenes details, empowering our donors to focus on the joy of giving. The Community Foundation is a top-20 community foundation nationally with approximately $900 million in current assets and is Georgia’s second largest foundation. Through its quality services and innovative leadership on community issues, the Foundation received more than $113 million from donors in 2015 (unaudited) and distributed more than $139 million that same year to support nonprofits throughout the region and beyond. In 2016 Charity Navigator named the Community Foundation a four-star rated nonprofit, its top distinction. For more information, visit: cfgreateratlanta.org or connect with the Foundation via Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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