The grants program of Choral Arts Foundation (CAFUV) supports our mission to enhance choral music in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont.

Who is eligible
The Foundation welcomes applications from organizations for funding choral arts-related projects that benefit the Upper Valley.

What we fund
We favor proposals that broaden the choral community in the Upper Valley, improve established choral programs, increase youth participation in choruses, and address underserved communities. Past successful proposals include requests for guest performers’ fees, commissions for new music, artists-in-residence, festivals, workshops, vocal coaching, musicianship, and seed money for related travel, among others. Please look through the listings of past grant recipients.

What we do not fund
Generally, we do not consider applications for purchase or repair of capital equipment, advertising, promotional costs, or for any part of an organization’s normal operating budget.

Range of Awards
Grants typically range from $250 to $1,000. In general, a grant must be used within a year of receipt.

Dates and Deadlines
Grant applications are considered twice a year. Applications must be received by January 15 for approval by March 1, or June 15 for approval by August 1.

All recipients must acknowledge the Foundation’s support in printed programs and all other promotional materials. If funds granted are not used for the purpose specified in the award letter, they must be returned to the foundation.

Application assistance
If you are not sure whether your project is eligible, please contact If you need any assistance in preparing your application, a member of the CAFUV board will be happy to consult with you.