Pictured: As a Wurlitzer Foundation Fund grant recipient, Arcomusical, based in DeKalb, advocates the awareness and artistic advancement of the Afro-Brazilian berimbau and related African musical bows.
This fall, $111,975 was awarded in Farny. R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund grants to support music education. Recipients include 27 nonprofits and community organizations across the Midwest region of the United States, including some located in DeKalb County, IL. As a donor advised fund established at the DeKalb County Community Foundation, the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund provides grants to further music education.
“It’s an honor to work with the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Board of Advisors to continue to ‘mean music to millions’ and to keep the Wurlitzer name alive in DeKalb County”, said Community Foundation Program Director Anita Zurbrugg.
Spring 2018 grant applications are available online after January 1. Grant applications are due on March 1 and September 1 of each year. The Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Board of Advisors reviews each application for funding support. Preference is given to 501(c)3 organizations in DeKalb County and the broader Chicago metropolitan area.
Fall 2017 Wurlitzer Foundation Fund grants awarded:
|Organization Name||Grant Purpose||Grant Amount|
|Arcomusical NFP – DK CO||for general operating support||$4,000|
|Casa Central||to offer El Cuarto music classes in the Casa Central Adult Wellness Center||$4,000|
|Chicago Children’s Choir||to support choral programs in 2017-18 program year||$5,000|
|Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble||to support “Books Alive!” program in schools||$5,000|
|Chicago Human Rhythm Project||to support the music components of CHRP’s education, outreach and performance programming in 2018||$3,000|
|Chicago Jazz Philharmonic||to support “Jazz Alive” in school program||$5,000|
|Chicago Opera Theater||to support Opera for All program during the 2017-18 school year, and for the Young Artists Program||$5,000|
|Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras||to support the orchestra’s programs||$5,000|
|Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation||to support vocal music programming||$3,000|
|Christ the King Lutheran Church and School||to support the music program||$4,000|
|Classical Kids Music Education||to bring a week of educational activities and the hit theatrical concert production “Beethoven Lives Upstairs” to underserved students in Chicago Public Schools||$5,000|
|DeKalb Public Library – DK CO||to purchase music and recording equipment for sound studio||$5,000|
|DuPage Children’s Museum||to help support our Tiny Great Performances series that provides children with an opportunity to experience a live, engaging, and enriching artistic performance||$2,500|
|Foundations of Music||for general operating support||$5,000|
|Fulcrum Point New Music Project||for general operating support||$5,000|
|Genoa-Kingston CUSD 424||to purchase acoustic shells for performance venue||$3,275|
|Glenwood Academy||to purchase musical instruments and musical software||$3,500|
|Grace Christian Academy||to provide band lessons||$4,800|
|Little Kids Rock||for general operating support||$5,000|
|Maywood Fine Arts Association||for the “Aspiring Musicians” scholarship program||$3,000|
|Northwestern Medicine Hospice, DeKalb||to support music therapy for hospice patients||$5,000|
|Snow City Arts Foundation||to support standards based music education at Chicago area hospitals||$7,500|
|St. Peter Lutheran School||to purchase drums for K-5 students||$2,400|
|The Chicago Philharmonic Society||for general operating support||$5,000|
|Third Coast Baroque||for general operating support||$2,000|
|Urban Gateways||to support Four Layer Players Drumline Ensemble after school program||$3,000|
|Walther Christian Academy||to repair band instruments||$2,000|
The Community Foundation is proud to continue the mission of the former Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation to support music education. If you would like to support creative arts in your community, please contact Executive Director Dan Templin at 815-748-5383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.