ENCINO, CA (September 1, 2016) – ACM Lifting Lives® today announced a call for submissions for the 2016 Grant Cycle. ACM Lifting Lives, the Academy of Country Music’s philanthropic arm, is dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through grant cycles, ACM Lifting Lives is able to provide funding to programs that promote education and healing with a musical connection.

Beginning September 1, 2016 and ending on September 30, 2016, submissions will be taken for the 2016 Grant Cycle. For information on program guidelines and how to submit, please visit Funding decisions will be made and programs will be notified in late October 2016.

Among the organizations that have received funding previously are Abe’s Garden Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Center of Excellence in Nashville, TN, Alive Hospice in Nashville, TN, Bridges Academy in Nashville, TN, the Center for Courageous Kids in Scottsville, KY CreatiVets in Washburn, IL, Free Arts for Abused Children in Los Angeles, CA, LiveBeyond in Nashville, TN, Middle Tennessee State University Foundation in Murfreesboro, TN, Music National Service Initiative in the Bay Area, CA, Musicians on Call in Nashville, TN, Notes for Notes in Nashville, TN, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, CA, Peace thru Music in Ventura, CA, Porter’s Call in Franklin, TN, Possibilities! in Cumberland Furnace, TN, the Quest Center for Art & Community Development in Dickson, TN, Rochelle Center in Nashville, TN, Rock for Kids in Chicago, IL, Shepherd Center Music Therapy for Veterans in Atlanta, GA, Tapping Individual Potential (T.I.P.) in Nashville, TN, The Art of Elysium in Los Angeles, CA, Vanderbilt Music Therapy Program in Nashville, TN, W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School in Nashville, TN and Youth for Tomorrow – New Life Center, Inc in Bristow, VA.

About ACM Lifting Lives®
ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Generous donations and the support of artists and fans ensure ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit


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Academy of Country Music
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