Last revised September 30, 2022

Application Form

The AAM Endowment Grant Program

I. Purpose

The AAM Endowment has a grant program providing financial assistance for projects or programs supporting the mission of AAM: to “elevate, stimulate, and support music and the allied arts in the liturgy of the Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion.”

II. Eligibility

While applicants for grants are not required to be members of AAM, all proposals must support the mission of AAM and its role in the Episcopal Church. In keeping with that mission, applications for the sole benefit of other denominations, and churches in those denominations, will not be considered.

Additionally, only projects that have a discernible benefit beyond a local parish or church community will be considered. Ongoing operating expenses will not be funded—including, but not limited to, staff singers, instrumentalists, sheet music, and instrument purchase or maintenance.

Successful applications will be for projects with long-term or lasting benefits.

III. Amount of Grant & Stipulations

Monies available for grant requests may vary in amount from year to year. A written report is required upon completion of the project.

IV. Application

To be considered at the AAM Board meetings, the schedule for applications to be received by the AAM Endowment Committee is as follows:

  • by January 1 for the January meeting
  • by April 1 for the April meeting
  • by June 1 for the June meeting
  • by October 1 for the October meeting

Processing the Application

Each application is reviewed by the Chair of the AAM Endowment Committee. If no additional information is needed for processing, the requestor is sent confirmation of receipt of the application which is then submitted to each of the AAM Endowment Committee members for evaluation. If additional information is required, the requestor will be contacted regarding the specific data necessary to complete the application.

Presentation of Grant

When a grant is approved, the check is mailed directly to the requestor’s sponsoring agency.



ENDOWMENT RECORD OF GRANTS 2013–2021

2021
  • The Choral School of Delaware — Bent, but Not Broken Festival
  • 2022 Richmond Conference
  • Women Composer’s database and website
  • AAM LPAC — 2022 General Convention
  • Stations of the Cross composition by Nico Muhly
2020
  • AAM Long Range Planning Committee (AAM 2020 Vision Survey)
  • AAM 2021 Dallas Conference
  • National Federation of State High School Associations (COVID-19 study of choral singing)
2019
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia — Gerre Hancock Fellowship
  • St. James Cathedral, Chicago — Gerre Hancock Fellowship
  • 2020 Richmond Conference — for the commissioning of new music
  • AAM Lay Professional Advocacy Committee — for a General Convention presence in 2021
  • Cathedral of St. John, Albuquerque — for their Organ Festival
2018
  • Trinity Cathedral, Columbia SC — Gerre Hancock Fellowship
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA — Gerre Hancock Fellowship
  • Church of the Holy Apostles Choir School, Wynnewood, PA — to help establish chorister program
  • 2019 Boston AAM Conference — for past Gerre Hancock Fellowship Interns to perform during conference
2017
  • American Sarum Conference, Erie PA
  • Washington National Cathedral — Gerre Hancock Fellowship
  • Trinity Cathedral, Columbia SC — Gerre Hancock Fellowship
  • AAM — General Convention 2018
2016
  • Washington National Cathedral — Gerre Hancock Fellowship
  • Stamford, Connecticut AAM Conference
  • AAM — 50-Year History
  • American Sarum Conference, Erie PA
2015
  • Tampa, Florida AAM Conference
  • Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston — Gerre Hancock Fellowship
2014
  • Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston — Gerre Hancock Fellowship
2013
  • Washington, DC AAM Conference