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Aid for musicians.
Made for musicians.

Thoughtful, direct financial assistance for professional musicians in times of need since 1914.



Grant checks are made out directly to the biller and sent to the approved applicant — allowing musicians to pay bills quickly and with dignity.


Singular Focus

Giving musicians the funds they need to pursue their art is all that we do. We don’t incur costs running other programs or services.



Our online application is always open, and our team is available via phone or email.  Eligible applicants typically receive assistance in as little as one or two weeks.


A history of giving

Founded in 1914, Musicians Foundation is the country’s oldest independent nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to musicians and their families in times of need, crisis, or transition.

Our generous supporters