Les Paul Foundation

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The Les Paul Foundation supports programs and awards grants for:

  • Music, music engineering and sound programs that serve youth.
  • Music-related student scholarships at schools and educational organizations.
  • Medical research and programs related to hearing impairment.
  • Public exhibits displaying Les Paul’s life achievements.

See grant guidelines and download grant application form below. Preference is given to music programs that are related to the guitar. 


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

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Grant Inquiry Form:
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