How are communities selected for multi-year Levitt AMP grant awards?

In 2018, the Levitt Foundation selected three communities to each receive a multi-year Levitt AMP grant based on demonstrated significant impact in their communities since the launch of the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards. This invitation-only grant opportunity exempts the grantee from the Levitt AMP online voting competition and provides three consecutive years of funding to present the Levitt AMP Music Series. The funding availability for multi-year Levitt AMP grants will be determined by the Levitt Foundation on an annual basis.

Can an organization be affiliated with more than one application, either as a primary applicant or a partner?

No. An organization can only be affiliated with one Levitt AMP application either as the primary organization or a partner. For example, if your local chamber of commerce has agreed to partner with another organization in your community that is also applying, it cannot partner with your organization as well. Also, an organization cannot apply as a primary applicant on one application and as a partner on another application.

What is the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards timeline?

Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the next round of Levitt AMP applications will reopen in July 2021 for the 2022 grant cycle. The Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards is an annual grants competition. Levitt AMP grant applications will open in July and close in September. Following the close of the application period, all submissions will be screened and select applications will move on to the online public voting stage, which will take place in November. Members of the general public will vote for their favorite proposals to determine the Top 25 finalists. In December, the Levitt Foundation will review the Top 25 finalists and determine which nonprofits will receive a Levitt AMP grant. Levitt AMP winners will be announced in December, with Levitt AMP Music Series taking place the following year between May 1 and October 31. Specific dates for the grant timeline will be announced each year.

Will the Levitt Foundation notify applicants if there are multiple Levitt AMP applications submitted from the same city?

Yes. All application submissions will be reviewed during the first two weeks of October. Factors such as application completion, eligibility, and alignment with the Levitt AMP goals will determine which applicants will advance to the November voting phase. If multiple applications from the same city are selected to advance to the voting phase, the Levitt Foundation will notify each applicant accordingly. Applicants from the same city will then have the option to either advance to the voting phase separately, or collaborate and submit one revised application with one primary applicant and the other applicants as partners; this revised application would then be displayed on the Levitt AMP website as a single proposal during the online public voting period.

Does my town have to be part of a MSA in order for my organization to be eligible to apply?

No. A town is not required to be part of a MSA in order to be eligible for the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards. If you are unsure if your town or city meets the Levitt AMP population eligibility criteria, you may email your town/city name, county and state to amp@levitt.org and the Levitt Foundation will respond letting you know whether your town or city is eligible.

Can our Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series include the name of another organization or a title sponsor, such as the “Downtown Partnership Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series” or “XYZ Company Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series?”

No. Every Levitt AMP grant recipient must name their concert series “Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series.” No other organization or company name may appear in the series name. Presenting organizations and title sponsors can be recognized as follows: “Downtown Partnership presents the Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series” or “Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series presented by XYZ Company.” Presenting organizations and title sponsors may not be an alcohol company or brand, including beer, wine, and liquor as well as any alcohol-focused stores or brands of any kind. Note: your Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series may only have one presenting sponsor, organization, or previous series name associated with the name of the concert series. For example, “XYZ Company presents the Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series supported by ABC, Inc.” and “Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series presents Music on Main presented by ABC, Inc.” are not acceptable.

Will we be required to change the name of our already existing concert series if we receive a Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Award?

Yes. Every Levitt AMP grant recipient must name their entire concert series “Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series.” However, the name of your current series may be combined with “Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series” upon approval from the Levitt Foundation. For example, “Levitt AMP Denison Music Series presents Music on Main.” Note: there may only be one sponsor, organization, previous series name, etc. associated with “presenting” recognition.

May we apply for a Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Award to expand or enhance an already existing concert series in our community?

Yes. You may apply for a Levitt AMP Grant Award to expand or enhance an already existing concert series such as increasing the number of concerts in the series, expanding the diversity of the music lineup, elevating the caliber of artists presented, and/or activating community engagement strategies. However, the entire concert series must be called the Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series, it must meet all of the Levitt AMP Eligibility Criteria and it must comply with the Levitt AMP Official Rules.

There is an existing Levitt venue in my metro area. Is my organization eligible to apply for a Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Award?

All Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series must take place in a public space that is at least 75 miles away from an existing Levitt venue. This expands the reach of free Levitt concerts by providing people who live beyond the areas already served by Levitt venues with access to high quality, free outdoor concerts.

What if another organization from my community is also applying? Can my organization apply separately, or must we apply together?

You can choose whether you would like to apply separately or together, however it is important to note that an entity can only be affiliated with one Levitt AMP application either as a primary organization or as a partner. For example, if your local chamber of commerce has agreed to partner with another organization in your community that is also applying, it cannot partner with your organization as well. Also, an organization cannot apply as a primary applicant on one application and as a partner on another application.