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

Eligible Organizations:
Organizations 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.

Types of Grants:
The Foundation funds programs and projects that promote the legacy of Les Paul. On occasion, grants for general operating and capital support may be considered.

Funding decisions will be communicated to all applicants shortly after decision date.

Application and Decision Schedule: 

Grant Cycle Grant Deadline Decision Date
1 January 15 April 1
2 September 15 December 1

grant programs

1. Complete the form
2. Print it.
3. Scan and email, OR fax OR mail it to:
Les Paul Foundation
485 Underhill Blvd., Suite 108
Syosset, NY 11791