To apply

Before applying please check your eligibility. If you believe you are eligible and would like to apply for aid, please download and mail the application with signature supporting documents for consideration. WE DO NOT ACCEPT APPLICATIONS BY EMAIL OR FAX. Details below:

  • Download and complete the Musicians Foundation Application.
  • Gather tax documents verifying your work as a professional musician.
  • Include a letter about your situation, a biography and copies of items documenting your career, including recordings, contracts, press clippings, guild/union card, etc. Please send copies, not originals, as we cannot return your items.
  • Gather medical documentation, if applicable. See application for specifics.
  • Mail your application to:
    Musicians Foundation
    Attn: Grant Application
    875 Sixth Avenue, Suite 2303
    New York, NY 10001

A committee of experts will review your application and contact the references you have provided. Screening includes meeting with a social worker, and if applicable, a physician. We protect and respect the confidentiality of applicants. The committee’s decision is binding.