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ACM Lifting Lives Grant

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ACM Lifting Lives

Deadline Date:

06/16/22 Receipt


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Grants of up to $10,000 to USA nonprofit organizations and individuals for emotional and mental support initiatives. Funding is intended to provide assistance to individuals in the music industry. Funding is intended for music therapy, direct health services, and the purchase and repair of equipment and instruments used in music therapy programs. Eligible applicants include mental health organizations, as well as individuals in the country music industry experiencing an unforeseen emergency financial hardship and who are struggling with mental health issues.

With the submission window opening tied to May’s identity as Mental Health Awareness Month, the 2022-2023 grant cycle moves ACM Lifting Lives’ landmark COVID-19 Response Fund into its next phase, answering the call and furthering support of the Country Music industry, particularly acute post-pandemic.

ACM Lifting Lives harnesses the power of the Country Music community and partners to provide aid in times of need, with a focus on health-related initiatives. The Fund will now move into the next phase of its work, to assist individuals in need of emotional support and mental health care, as well as the organizations that provide these essential direct services.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175928

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts generally range from $5,000 to $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible beneficiaries for the 2022-2023 grant cycle will fall into one of three primary areas:
- Individuals working within the Country Music industry requesting funding for mental wellness services
- Organizations providing direct aid to benefit the mental and emotional health of members of the Country Music industry
- 501c3 eligible organizations that provide music therapy programs for health-related needs

Individuals seeking funding for Mental and Emotional support:
- If you have worked for two or more years and are currently or recently employed in the country music industry.
And can demonstrate the following:
- You have a sudden and unforeseen emergency situation that has caused financial hardship
- You are experiencing a temporary financial hardship and are unable to pay for these services.

Organizations supporting the mental and emotional health of members of the country music industry by providing direct services:
- 501©3 organizations providing direct mental health support for people working within the country music industry.

Music Therapy Programs for mental or physical health related causes:
- 501©3 organizations providing:
-- Music therapy or programs facilitating healing through music
-- Purchase or repair of musical instruments (as it relates to therapeutic programs)
-- Purchase or repairs of music-related equipment (equipment includes, but is not limited to, computers, software and recording equipment) (as it relates to therapeutic programs)

ACM Lifting Lives desires that programs applying for grants make best efforts to meet the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Standards (available at

ACM Lifting Lives Grants do not fund:
- Fundraisers or endowments
- Organizations not based in the United States
- Purchase of collections
- Documentaries
- Recording projects, demo tapes or performance events for commercial purposes
- Proposals for commercial purposes (such as CD reissues or textbook/A/V package)
- Competitions or any expense associated with competitions
- Marketing, publicity or design costs
- Capital campaigns

Pre-Application Information:

A fully completed grant application must be received by ACM Lifting Lives on or before June 16, 2022 to be considered for funding.

Notification of grant decisions will be sent on or before August 16, 2022 (no decision inquiries, please).

Each organization may send only one (1) funding application for one (1) program to be funded through ACM Lifting Lives in any given year.

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

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If you prefer to mail in your application, send it to the below address:

ACM Lifting Lives
P.O. Box 682509
Franklin, TN 37068

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