The Presser Foundation announced earlier this month the selection of sixty-nine multi and single year grantees for Advancement of Music. These grants, totaling $864,000, provide general operating support to music presenting, music performing and music education organizations in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Trenton Music Makers was one of the grantees here in the city.

Since 1998, Trenton Music Makers has provided Trenton-based opportunities for young people to learn and play music together. Their work supports school readiness, builds leadership, and reinforces family connections – all while instilling confidence, awareness, and artistry.

“It is an honor to provide the largest round of critical operating support grants to so many musical organizations … The Presser Foundation is proud to help sustain and nurture these organizations that are essential to the communities and audiences they serve,” said William B. McLaughlin, III, Chair of the Advancement of Music Committee.

The Presser Foundation was established in 1939 under the Deeds of Trust and Will of the late Theodore Presser. It is one of the few private foundations in the United States dedicated solely to music education and music philanthropy. The Foundation supports a broad range of classical symphonic, chamber, choral and vocal music performance and education through general operating and program grants to music organizations; capital grants for music building projects; undergraduate and graduate student awards; and assistance to retired music teachers.  Much of the grant making focus of the Foundation is on organizations and institutions in the 75-mile radius surrounding Center City Philadelphia. More information on the Foundation’s grant making activity can be found on its website

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