Music Therapy Impact Fund Grant Application
“Music therapy is the professional use of music and its elements as an intervention in medical, educational, and everyday environments with individuals, groups, families, or communities who seek to optimize their quality of life and improve their physical, social, communicative, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual health and wellbeing. Research, practice, education, and clinical training in music therapy are based on professional standards according to cultural, social, and political contexts” (World Federation of Music Therapy, 2011).
The immediate goals of the Music Therapy Impact Fund are to develop music therapy programs in Butte County, with a focus on Parkinson’s disease, hospice and palliative care, and at-promise youth.
The Music Therapy Impact Fund strives to keep costs low or free to participants of their programs.
Grants are available to individuals who are participating in our current programs:
The North State Therapy Choir (for people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers);
Hospice and palliative care program through Butte Home Health and Hospice.
If you are a representative of a hospital, facility or organization that is looking to create or collaborate with a music therapy program, please reach out to Erin Haley for more information.
Use of Funds
Funds are to be used to pay for direct music therapy services. Additionally, funds may be used for materials, insurance or travel expenses directly related to the music therapy service/program.
Any music therapist hired MUST be a current board-certified music therapist in good standing with the American Music Therapy Association.