Missouri Choral Directors Association Founder’s Grant
The MCDA Founder's Grant was created in 2015 for the betterment of choral music programs throughout the entire state of Missouri through a generous gift from MCDA Past-President Noel Fulkerson. Any member of MCDA in good standing may apply on behalf of his/her choral program. Grant ideas might include, but are not limited to:

• Special concert music purchase
• Hiring instrumentalists for major work
• Hiring a guest clinician
• Joint concert or festival with other schools/churches
• Student (collegiate) ACDA chapter initiatives
• Commissioning new music

The MCDA Past-Presidents Council will read and submit a recommendation to the MCDA Board for approval/rejection of grant applications.

Preference will be given (but is not limited to) to choral programs with limited resources.

Grant recipients may re-apply in future years, however preference will be given to those who have not previously received the Founder’s Grant.

Maximum Award: $1,500.

MCDA Members may apply for funding between $250-$1,500. Partial amounts may be awarded depending on available funds. A total of $7500 could be granted each year.

Application Deadline July1. Applicants will be notified by August 1.

Name *
ACDA Membership Number *
You must be a current member of ACDA to apply for this grant.
Institution Name *
Institution Address *
Include Street Address, City, Zip Code
Best Phone Number for Contact *
Email Address *
Number of Singers Involved in the Choral Program *
Purpose of the Grant *
Please limit this to one sentence.
Describe the proposed project and how the grant funds would be used. Please also identify your goals for this project and for the future of your choral program. *
Identify a timetable of when the proposed project will occur. *
Amount requested for grant *
Please read specifications at the top of the form.
Statement of Financial Need: *
Please be as concise but thorough as possible. Additional information may be asked of you from the committee.
You are almost done! Please scan a copy of 1) Budget including where other funds might come from and 2) Letter of support from an administrator and email to William Grega, MCDA Founder's Grant at williamtgrega@gmail.com.
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