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Stringed Instrument Grants

Bridging the Funding Gap

Studies show that kids who play a stringed instrument:

  • Score higher on standardized tests
  • Enjoy more parental involvement at school
  • Develop better self-discipline

Despite this, school music programs, especially strings programs, remain vulnerable to budget cuts. Classics for Kids Foundation aims to bridge the funding gap and enhance school music programs by providing matching grants for beautiful new stringed instruments.

Quality Stringed Instruments

CFKF provides grants for high quality instruments because of these attributes:

  • They're easier to tune and play
  • They contribute to a better and more effective classroom
  • They're tonally superior
  • Better durability and longevity
  • They inspire kids to practice and stay involved with their program

For more details about the kinds of instruments we offer support toward the purchase of, visit Quality Stringed Instruments.



Grant Application || Download application

NOTE: The application contains the application, evaluation form, and pricing list.

If your school or non-profit organization believes in the role of fine instruments in your program, and can show evidence of need and commitment to raising matching funds, you are a strong candidate for the Classics for Kids matching grant program.

We accept grant applications quarterly. Grant deadlines are: June 30, Sept. 30, Dec. 31 and Mar. 31.


Community Support and Connections

Through our grants to strings programs, we also strengthen community support for music education. Our matching grants inspire local philanthropy and deeper, long-lasting connections with that local support. Read the story of a California community that created a stringed instrument program with incredible results for students, families and the community: The Redding Schools story.



If you have questions about our instrument grant program, please contact CFKF Executive/Artistic Director Michael Reynolds at or 508-740-8331. We look forward to hearing from you!

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