In keeping with his lifelong devotion to contemporary music, Aaron Copland created the Fund and bequeathed to it a large part of his estate. The Fund was officially announced to the public in 1992. The Fund’s purpose is to encourage and improve public knowledge and appreciation of contemporary American music. The fund operates three grant programs and also grants permission for the use of Copland’s music.http://www.coplandfund.org
The Amphion Foundation, Inc., founded in 1987, was established to encourage the performance of contemporary concert music, particularly by American composers, through support to performing and presenting organizations that have demonstrated sustained artistic excellence, in addition to service organizations. The Foundation’s mission is carried out through its grant program, the deadline for which is March 31st of each year.http://www.amphionfoundation.org
The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress was established as an expression of Dr. Koussevitzky’s gratitude to the creators to whom we owe our musical heritage and who are providing our legacy to the future.http://www.koussevitzky.org
The purpose of the Virgil Thomson Foundation is to further and promote the performance, preservation, dissemination and public appreciation of serious music in general and the music and writings of Virgil Thomson in particular. Applicants may request either general operating support or support for special projects.http://www.virgilthomson.org
The Charles Ives Society is a not-for-profit organization that was formed to stimulate public interest in the music of Charles Ives (1874-1954) and to include and encourage the performance, recording, and study of his work, and the publication of definitive editions. The Society’s revenues come from contributions, grants, and investment income.