Thank you for your interest in an instrument grant from The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation. 

Instrument grant applications are by invitation only. To be considered for an invitation, a Pre-Qualification form must first be completed by the school's music teacher(s). We kindly ask that all music teachers at the school collaborate on the form.  

Please note that the Foundation's grants consist of musical instruments only, cash grants are not provided. Additionally, only student model instruments are provided and the brand is at the discretion of the Foundation. 

Applying schools must meet the following guidelines:

  • School must serve a minimum 65% economically disadvantaged students
  • School must be a public or charter school (private schools are not eligible)
  • School must have an established music program that is offered during the regular school day (all types of instrumental programs qualify such as band, strings, general music, mariachi, guitar, keyboard, etc.)

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