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Summerfest and American Family Insurance are excited to announce the grant recipients for the 2021 Let The Music Play program.  Selected organizations represent non-profits or schools that support youth music programs within Milwaukee County, including virtual programs. Read the full press release here

Now in its third year, the Let the Music Grant program has supported 18 organizations and hundreds of music students.

The Let The Music Play grant program is open to non-profit organizations and schools that serve Milwaukee County through music-based programming for students aged 11 - 18. 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, including programs currently operating under a virtual learning model. Grants in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded. 

The selected grant recipients will also showcase their talents during Summerfest 2021. The requirement to participate would be waived if your organization’s health and safety best practices do not allow in-person learning or allow students or staff to attend in-person field trips at the time of Summerfest 2021.

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Applications are now closed for the 2021 year. 

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.

Application submissions are closed.