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Merit School of Music

Chicago, Illinois
www.meritmusic.org

Merit School of Music was awarded $1,918,300 between 1983 and 2016, including 17 grants in Chicago Commitment.

$350,000

2016 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

Merit School of Music is a community music school that provides music instruction with a focus on youth from underserved populations. It serves 4,000 students ranging from newborn to high school-aged regardless of their ability to pay. Merit offers a continuum of music programs, starting with its early childhood music program progressing through the Instrumental Music program and culminating with its tuition-free music Conservatory. The Conservatory serves 350 of Chicago’s most talented student musicians in grades four to 12. It also runs off-site music programs at schools and community centers across the city. The organization is headquartered in the Joy Faith Knapp Music Center, which is a 40,000 square foot facility in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood that includes meeting rooms, lesson rooms, and three recital halls. This award is recommended to renew general operating support to Merit School of Music.

$300,000

2011 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over five years).

$230,000

2006 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over five years).

$90,000

2003 • 3 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over three years).

$250,000

2002 • 2 years

In support of a campaign to procure a permanent and appropriate site for the Merit School of Music (over two years).

$150,000

2001 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over two years).

$125,000

1998 • 3 years • Chicago Commitment

To support the Building Communities Through Music program in the Pilsen/Little Village and East Austin/West Garfield Park neighborhoods (over three years).

$60,000

1998 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over two years).

$60,000

1996 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over two years).

$30,000

1994 • 1 year

To support organizational strategic planning initiatives.

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