Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians, Inc. (AMFM), a nonprofit organization that supports professional Annapolis musicians and music programs for youth, is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for grants of up to $4,000 from its David Glaser Educational Fund. The award will go to organizations in the greater Annapolis area whose summer programs benefit underserved students.
The David Glaser Educational Fund intends to offer underserved Annapolis youth exposure to the arts, particularly music. “David, who was an incredibly talented Annapolis-based performer, songwriter, and music teacher, cared deeply about mentoring and giving back to his community. And he was a devout supporter of AMFM,” says AMFM President Matt McConville. “After his untimely passing from cancer in 2018, it seemed fitting to name our summer youth program grant after him.”
Applicants must be a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, be based in the greater Annapolis area, have an established, active summer program that includes a strong music component, and must serve underserved youth. Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2020, and the recipients will be chosen on or about April 15, 2020. To apply, go to www.am-fm.org and click on the link for the David Glaser Educational Fund.
AMFM was created to provide financial relief to professional Annapolis musicians who cannot work due to sickness, injury, or any other circumstance leaving them unable to perform. It also provides music lessons for underserved children and gives scholarships to students majoring in music performance. The organization raises funds through donations and music events that showcase local professional talent. Its next fundraising show, “In the Vane of Van Morrison,” will be held on March 16 at Rams Head On Stage. For more information about AMFM and the David Glaser Educational Fund, visit www.am-fm.org.