The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to report that $91,600 in Wurlitzer Foundation Grants were awarded in the fall of 2016 to support music and music education. Recipients include 22 nonprofits and community organizations across the Midwest region of the United States.
Through the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund, established in 2012, the Community Foundation provides grants to further music and music education. The Community Foundation is honored to keep the Wurlitzer name alive in DeKalb County by working with the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Board of Advisors to continue to ‘mean music to millions’ through its grant support of projects that are consistent with its original mission.
Applications for spring 2017 Wurlitzer Foundation Grants will be available online around January 1. Grant applications are due by midnight on March 1 and September 1 of each year. All applications are reviewed by the Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Board of Advisors and funding support is granted based on criteria met and amount requested. Preference is given to 501(c)3 organizations in DeKalb County and the broader Chicago metropolitan area.
Fall 2016 Wurlitzer Foundation Grants awarded:
|Organization Name||Grant Purpose||Amount Granted|
|Chicago Children’s Choir||for general operating support||$5,000|
|Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble||to support the “Books Alive” programs during the 2016-17 school year||$6,000|
|Chicago Human Rhythm Project||to support general operations||$3,000|
|Chicago Jazz Philharmonic||to support the “Jazz Alive” program across thirteen Chicago Public Schools||$4,000|
|Chicago Opera Theater||to support the Opera for All and Young Artists programs||$3,000|
|Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras||to support general operations||$5,000|
|Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation||to support K-8 vocal music and theory lessons at St. Paul Lutheran School||$3,000|
|Christ the King Lutheran Church and School||to maintain and expand the music program||$3,600|
|Classical Kids Music Education||to support the expansion of “Music Inspire!” into more Chicago Public Schools||$4,000|
|DeKalb School District – DeKalb High School||to purchase a portable microphone system for the music department||$6,000|
|DuPage Children’s Museum||to support the Tiny Great Performances series||$2,500|
|Foundations of Music||to bring high-quality music education to underserved classrooms in Chicago||$5,000|
|Fulcrum Point New Music Project||to support Sound Tracks, an outreach program for 4th and 5th grade students in Chicago Public Schools||$5,000|
|Grace Christian Academy||to offer instrumental band lessons and performances||$3,500|
|KishHealth System Foundation||to support Hospice Music Therapy programs||$5,000|
|Little Kids Rock||to support programs in Chicago Public Schools||$5,000|
|Maywood Fine Arts Association||to support the Aspiring Musicians scholarships||$3,000|
|Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra||to fund the Children’s Concert performance||$2,000|
|Snow City Arts Foundation||to implement standards-based music education for youth in Chicagoland hospitals||$7,500|
|St. Peter Lutheran School||to purchase instruments for students in music classes||$2,500|
|Suzuki-Orff School of Music||to support general operations||$5,000|
|Urban Gateways||to fund a drumline ensemble after school program at EPIC Academy High School||$3,000|
|Total Amount Granted||$91,600|
The Community Foundation is proud to partner with the Wurlitzer Foundation to fulfill their mission and focus for music education and performance. If would like to support the creative arts in your community, or to make a donation to the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund, please contact Executive Director Dan Templin at 815-748-5383 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For good. For ever.