Inclusion Statement

We stand firmly with Black performers, educators, and composers working in all musical genres. To us, music is a sacred, artistic, and uniquely human expression, and the discrimination arising from systematic racism serves only to limit and oppress that expressive ability. The tremendous impact of Black musicians is an undeniable feat and a testament to their artistry and strength. Musicians Foundation has been assisting musicians and their families in need since 1914. As we continue to expand our presence, services, and mission during these challenging times, we welcome feedback as to how we can better reach musicians in all our communities of color.

We recognize the substantial cultural impact of Hispanic / Latino / Latinx, Asian American, Pacific Islander, and American Indian, and LGBTQ+ artists on the nation’s musical tradition. We are sensitive to the ways specific groups of performers, composers, and educators have been historically disenfranchised and marginalized in this country.

Our application and grants are available to musicians of all backgrounds and identities who live and work in the United States.