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ACM LIFTING LIVES ANNOUNCES 2013 GRANT CYCLE

08/07/2013

ENCINO, CA (August 7, 2013) – ACM Lifting Lives™ today announced a call for submissions for the 2013 Grant Cycle.  ACM Lifting Lives, the Academy of Country Music’s philanthropic arm, is dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.  Through grant cycles, Lifting Lives is able to provide funding to programs that promote education and healing with a musical connection. 

Beginning August 7, 2013 and ending on September 6, 2013, submissions will be taken for the 2013 Grant Cycle. For information on program guidelines and how to submit, please visit www.acmliftinglives.org.  Funding decisions will be made and programs will be notified in October 2013.

Among the organizations that have received funding previously are the Bridges Academy in Nashville, which received funding for music education programs, Free Arts for Abused Children in Los Angeles, which received funding for “free arts days” and volunteer programs, Music National Service Initiative in the Bay Area  which received funding for a summer training program for music fellows, Musicians on Call in Nashville, which received funding for music therapy through artist visits, Peace thru Music in Ventura, which received funding for the purchase and repair of instruments for children from financially challenged backgrounds, The Art of Elysium in Los Angeles, which received funding for musical expressions program, providing music kits to hospitalized children, Vanderbilt Music Therapy Program in Nashville, which received funding for a full time music therapist for summer trauma patients, and many more.   

About ACM Lifting Lives

ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.  Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org


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