The GRAMMY Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for their 2017 grant cycle. With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy®, the Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of music and the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.

Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to the elderly. In the past, nearly $7 million in grants have been awarded to more than 380 recipients.


A letter of inquiry is required before submission of a full application. To read the guidelines and to submit a letter of inquiry for the 2017 GRAMMY Foundation grant cycle, please visit The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct. 1.

The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program funds the following areas:

  1. Scientific Research Projects: $20,000 Maximum Award
  2. Archiving And Preservation Projects: a) Preservation Implementation: $20,000 Maximum Award; b) Assistance, Assessment And/ Or Consultation: $5,000 Maximum Award

For more information about the GRAMMY Foundation, please visit