Revised June 18, 2021

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; as a general principle, we will not be able to fund undertakings, worthy as they may be, that are ongoing operating expenses (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. For the calendar year 2021, the AAM Board approved $36,637.00 for grants; $8,637 remains. This generous amount is available for 2021, primarily because there will not be a Gerre Hancock intern. A grant must be completed twelve months from when the grant is awarded, and 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

Applications must be completed online: Grant Application Form

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.


The Choral School of Delaware — Choral Festival of Black Composers
2022 Richmond Conference
Women Composer’s database and website
AAM LPAC — 2022 General Convention
Stations of the Cross composition by Nico Muhly

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)

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

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

American Sarum Conference, Erie PA
Washington National Cathedral — Gerre Hancock Fellowship
Trinity Cathedral, Columbia SC — Gerre Hancock Fellowship Travel
Trinity Cathedral, Columbia SC — Gerre Hancock Fellowship
AAM — General Convention 2018

Washington National Cathedral — Gerre Hancock Fellowship Travel
Washington National Cathedral — Gerre Hancock Fellowship
Stamford, Connecticut AAM Conference
AAM — 50-Year History
American Sarum Conference, Erie PA

Tampa, Florida AAM Conference
Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston — Gerre Hancock Fellowship

Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston — Gerre Hancock Fellowship Travel
Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston — Gerre Hancock Fellowship

Washington, DC AAM Conference