Performance and Education Grants

The Foundation awards grants to initiatives that support its mission of promoting piano performance and education in the San Francisco Bay Area. The next deadline for grant applications is February 25, 2022. This will be the only application opportunity in 2022, as the Foundation has moved to an annual consideration of grant requests.

Grant requests will be evaluated by the Board during March and voted upon during the quarterly board meeting. Applicants will receive notifications regarding funding by the end of March. In the interim, you may be contacted if the Board has questions or suggestions regarding your proposal.

If you have questions regarding the suitability of your project for a Ross McKee grant, or what materials you should provide, please do not hesitate to contact the Executive Director, Nicholas Pavkovic, at The Executive Director does not vote with the Board on the funding of proposals, and can help applicants ensure that their proposals are in line with Board expectations and McKee funding priorities. 

Grant Requirements

If awarded a grant, the grantee is expected to acknowledge the Foundation in programs and media associated with the funded event(s). Additionally, a final report is due approximately 30 days after the last funded event in the project. The final report contains a budget showing actual expenses and revenue and may contain additional information regarding audience size, press, and general impact.

Approved funding is predicated on the execution of the project as described in the application. Grantees should notify the Foundation in a timely manner if there are changes to the project scope or participating artists.

Grant Application

You may fill out the application below, or access the application at The application can be saved at any point and resumed or edited, but must be completed and submitted on or before February 25, 2022.