The Community Partnership Grants program is a historic part of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's efforts to support the musical culture of Louisiana.Since 1979, the Jazz & Heritage Foundation has reinvested the proceeds from Jazz Fest directly into the community â€” in the form of grants to arts and educational organizations â€” to support projects that reflect the Foundationâ€™s mission.The Foundation has donated more than $3 million to nonprofit event presenters, educational programs, dance troupes, theater workshops, gallery showings, film productions, performing artists, visual artists and many more.The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is now accepting grant applications in four categories:
- Jazz & Heritage After-School and Summer Education Programs in Music, Arts and Cultural Traditions. This category supports after-school and summer educational arts programs offered by nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. Organizations may apply for funding to pay the professional service fees of the artists or educators who will do the instruction.
- Jazz & Heritage In-School Education Programs in Music, Arts and Cultural Traditions. This category supports in-school music and arts education programs at Louisiana public K-12 schools. Schools may apply for funding to purchase or repair instruments and other supplies, or to cover part of an arts teacherâ€™s salary.
- Jazz Journey Presenting: Festivals and Concerts in Music and Performing Arts.
- Jazz & Heritage Archive: Documentation and Preservation.