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View the 2023 Press Release

Since its inception in 2018, the Let the Music Play Grant program has supported 30 organizations and hundreds of music students. Now entering its fourth year, Summerfest and American Family Insurance look forward to continuing that support through the upcoming 2022-2023 grant cycle. 

The Let The Music Play grant program is open to non-profit organizations and schools that serve Milwaukee County through music-based programming. The program is intended to represent the variety of music-based activities taking place in the greater Milwaukee community and is open to programs ranging from bands, orchestras and jazz ensembles to musical theater and dance. In past years, each recipient organization received $2,500. The amounts granted to each recipient for the 2022-2023 grant cycle will vary based on the needs and budgets detailed by applicants; actual awards may exceed the previous $2,500 limit. 

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Applications are now closed. Applications will open for the 2024 cycle in November 2023!

Before you start your application, please download the CRITERIA FOR FUNDS AND EXCLUSIONS ON USE document here. This document contains important information on common uses for grant funds as well as purposes for which the funds CANNOT be used.

The deadline for submitting applications was November 30, 2022.