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Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Present Outdoor Music
Concert Series in Small and Mid-Sized Towns and Cities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation

Conf. Date:

07/30/19

Deadline Date:

09/20/19 5:00 PM PDT

Description:

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Grants of $25,000 to USA and territories nonprofit organizations to present free, professional music concert series that are open to the public and that take place in small to mid-sized towns and cities. The public spaces in which the concerts are to take place must be outdoors, easily accessible to a wide range of socioeconomic groups, and have a lawn-like setting with no fixed seating.

Every concert which is part of the Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series must be inclusive of all ages and family-friendly.

Each Levitt AMP Music Series must have a minimum of 10 concerts presented over a minimum of 10 consecutive weeks to a maximum of 12 consecutive weeks.

Each Levitt AMP Music Series must present a broad range of music genres throughout the 10 to 12-week period. The concert series should be inclusive of all music tastes, providing the opportunity for the community to experience a variety of music performances. To celebrate local traditions and history, opening acts may be programmed to highlight a specific music genre.

Applicants should book the Levitt AMP Music Series so that it includes a variety of local, regional and national talent featuring a range of music genres, from acclaimed, emerging musicians to seasoned, award-winning artists.

In addition to the cash award, The Levitt Foundation will provide Levitt AMP grant recipients with technical assistance and resources including the Levitt AMP Toolkit. The Toolkit contains valuable resources for Levitt AMP grant recipients, such as: a sample entertainment contract; a sample press release; a hosted page on the Levitt AMP website; e-blast and social media templates; Levitt AMP graphics; a list of talent managers and music agents from across the country; and consultation with national program staff at the Levitt Foundation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174677

Number of Grants:

Grants will be awarded to up to 15 nonprofit organizations.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants will each receive $25,000 in matching funds.

Term of Contract:

- The entire Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series must be presented over 10 to 12 consecutive weeks, between May 1, 2020 and October 31, 2020.

- Current Levitt AMP grantees may reapply each year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Applicant must be a USA-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

- All proposed Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series must take place in small to mid-sized towns and cities within the United States and its territories with a population of up to 400,000 people, and may be located within a metropolitan area with a population of no more than 1,000,000. For towns or cities located within a metropolitan area with a population of more than 1,000,000, the town or city must be at least 25 miles from the anchor city of the metropolitan area.

- The public space where the free concerts are to be presented must be outdoors, easily accessible to a wide range of socioeconomic groups, and have a lawn-like setting with no fixed seating.

- If a permanent Levitt venue is located in an applicant’s state or region, the proposed Levitt AMP site must be located a minimum of 75 miles or more from the existing Levitt venue.

- The entire Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series must be free to the public, open to all ages, and presented over 10 to 12 consecutive weeks, between May 1, 2020 and October 31, 2020.

- Applicant must display a successful track record of presenting professional quality concerts or community events, or be engaged with an individual or organization that has done so.

A Levitt AMP Grant Award may not be used to purchase permanent equipment of any kind for your organization or for your partner(s). A Levitt AMP Grant Award may not go towards a capital campaign.

Pre-proposal Conference:

During the Levitt AMP webinar, the Levitt Foundation will present the goals of the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards, eligibility criteria, online application process and key instructions, matching funds requirement, online public voting process, and benefits of the Levitt AMP Toolkit. At the end of the presentation, webinar participants will be able to ask questions through an online chat feature.

- July 23, 10:00 am-11:00 am PDT: Webinar for new applicants. Register at https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=rrdfbtvxa9ct&campaign=x7b4gv8jj70j
- July 30, 10:00 am-11:00 am PDT: Webinar for current Levitt AMP grantees. Register at https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=hj3hk5o2w3uu&campaign=duxmyha3ci66

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- The Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards is an annual grants competition. 2020 Levitt AMP grant applications will open July 10, 2019 and close September 20, 2019.
- July 23: Webinar for new applicants
- July 30: Webinar for current Levitt AMP grantees
- Following the close of the application period, all submissions will be screened and select applications will move on to the online public voting stage, which will take place November 1 – 20, 2019. Members of the general public will vote for their favorite proposals to determine the Top 25 Finalists.
- In December, the Levitt Foundation will review the Top 25 Finalists and determine which nonprofits will receive a Levitt AMP grant. Levitt AMP winners will be announced December 20, with Levitt AMP Music Series taking place between May 1 and October 31, 2020.

The total Levitt AMP Grant Award will be disbursed in three payments upon the Levitt Foundation’s receipt of specific deliverables as outlined in the Levitt AMP Grant Agreement: 25% will be disbursed 10 weeks prior to the launch of your Levitt AMP Music Series; 50% will be disbursed six weeks before the launch of your concert series; and the final 25% will be disbursed upon completion of your concert series and submission of the final report

Applicant must demonstrate matching funds, dollar for dollar, from other sources. Of the total matching funds raised, up to 50% may be in-kind contributions and the rest must be cash donations, sponsorships and/or grants.

FAQs: https://grant.levittamp.org/faqs/

Official Rules: https://grant.levittamp.org/rules/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register and apply online: https://grant.levittamp.org/submit-a-registration/

You may email your question(s) to amp@levitt.org.

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