Wong Music Mini-Grants

Solano Community Foundation

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Predicted deadline: Jan 13, 2022 11:00am PST

Grant amount: Up to US $2,000

Fields of work: Music Music Education

Applicant type: Elementary / Secondary School, Teacher

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Solano County, California

Location of residency: Solano County, California


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Overview:

This competitive award program is made possible through the Donald and Rose Marie Wong Endowment Fund, a component fund of the Foundation. Small grants of up to $1,000 each max, will be awarded in memory of Rose Marie Wong. The purpose of these grants is to support music programs (and participating music teachers and students) in Solano County schools.

Background and Purpose

In 2011 Donald and Rose Marie Wong of Vacaville established the Donald and Rose Marie Wong Endowment Fund, a permanent fund at Solano Community Foundation, to support local music teachers and their programs in perpetuity. This generous couple’s actions came from a life-long passion for music, and a deep concern that music instruction and performance have all but disappeared in our schools. “We are most interested in helping music teachers and their students. We want them to have the equipment and materials to do their best,” stated Mrs. Wong.

Mr. and Mrs. Wong's long-range goal, and primary purpose of their fund is to encourage community involvement and funding support from local businesses, music teachers, parents, booster clubs, and students. Rose Marie Wong passed away on February 5, 2016. Her legacy lives on through the Donald and Rose Marie Wong Endowment Fund. With the help of the Solano Community Foundation, her philanthropic efforts and those of her husband Donald's, have enriched the lives Solano County school children through music. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Teachers in Solano County public and private schools, who currently teach music, or those who work with students in grades K-12 and desire to establish or expand a music program, are eligible to apply.
  • Submissions are limited to one request per teacher, for each grant cycle.
  • Funding requests received from one teacher working to support music programs at two or more schools will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • More than one teacher from any school may apply for funding, however, each request must address a specific need or purpose. 
  • Grant monies may only be used for music program expenses directly connected to music practice and performance (e.g. the purchase and repair of musical instruments and equipment, sheet music, uniforms and accessories, etc.)
  • Grant monies must be spent during the school year (grant cycle) in which the request is received (September through May). 
  • Award checks are made payable to the school, for further distribution to the teacher applicant.

Ineligibility:

  • Identical requests submitted by teachers from the same school, for the exact same need or purpose, will not be considered for funding.
  • Booster clubs, parent organizations, and local businesses are not eligible to apply on behalf of the school. No exceptions.
  • Monies may not be used to pay for lodging, meals, chaperone stipends, or for fundraising expenses.
    • Using grant monies to pay for attendance or admission to an event or social function, or for goods or services that provide a personal benefit to any related parties is prohibited.  

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This page was last reviewed November 30, 2021 and last updated October 21, 2021