Les Paul Foundation

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Grant guidelines and our grant application are available for download below. Preference is given to programs that relate to music innovation, engineering, and medical research that relates to hearing loss.

Grant Guidelines

Organizations must be located and operating programs in the United States and classified by the Internal Revenue Service as public charities and tax- exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The foundation does not support religious, political, labor or business organizations. No grants are awarded to individuals.

Funding consideration is given to programs and projects that encourage innovation in music production and/or performance and to innovative STEM or STEAM programs for students and others in challenging situations. Proposals for medical research related to curing tinnitus and other hearing impairment issues are considered. Other types of funding is by invitation only. All applicants must describe how Les Paul’s story will be shared.

Successful applicants will receive checks after the decision date.

Application and Decision Schedule: 

Grant Cycle Grant Deadline Decision Date
1 January 15 April 1
2 September 15 December 1
  1. Complete application form.
  2. Print it.
  3. Scan and email to info@lespaulfoundation.org