Guitar Center Music Foundation Grant Candidate Form
Instructions: This is one of two required steps to receive instruments and equipment from The Guitar Center Music Foundation. The second step must be completed within 24 hours of filling out this form. See our website for details.

Please provide brief and accurate answers to the questions on this survey. This form is made up of the following sections: Contact Information, The Program, Finances and The Grant Request. There are a total of 32 questions.

This form will be used to determine which programs receive grants. Selected programs will receive up to 8 instruments as well as an unlimited number of other items based on their responses to these questions. Your program will be contacted if it is selected, which may take up to three months.

Programs that express interest in a larger grant, as indicated by a “Yes” response to question # 10, will be contacted if they are chosen as candidates for such grants. A supplemental video application will be required at that time.
Contact Information
Name of nonprofit or school *
Nonprofit organizations should provide the name that appears on their 501c3 letter.
If the organization is a nonprofit, what is its EIN? If the organization is a public school, what is the name of the principal? *
Name of program that will utilize the requested instruments *
Address *
Applicant's street name and number
Address continued *
Applicant's location suite or apartment number
City *
Applicant's city or town
State *
Applicant's state in the union
Zip *
Postal zip code
Contact person(s) *
Email address *
We would use this e-mail address to notify you if you are selected
Phone number(s) *
We would call this number if we require more information
Program or organization website *
The Program
Please tell us more about the music program.
Which of these categories best describes your program? *
Provide a one-sentence description of your program. *
How long has your program been functioning? *
Do participants pay for your program’s services? *
If you answered “Yes” to the previous question, please explain how much these individuals pay and what these fees are used for. If you answered “No” you may skip this question.
Does your program require participants to audition? *
If you answered “Yes” to the previous question, do the results of this audition affect who is chosen for participation in the program? If you answered “No” you may skip this question.
How many times per week do participants receive music instruction while enrolled in your program? *
For how many months out of the year does your program operate? *
Describe your program’s most significant community impact. *
Word limit: 200 words
What is your organization’s total operating budget?
Public school programs do not need to answer this question
Clear selection
What is your program’s total operating budget? *
On a scale of 1 to 10, how confident are you in the sustainability of your program’s funding streams (donations, fundraising, sales, etc.)? *
Our streams of income have already disappeared
I am certain they will continue
Provide a brief explanation of your answer to the previous question. *
Provide a brief explanation of what needs to happen in order for your program to continue serving participants for more than five years. *
On a scale of 1 to 10, how confident are you that this will happen? *
I am certain it is not going to happen.
I am certain it will happen.
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