ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2018 GRANT CYCLE SUBMISSIONS OPEN NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 1

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2018 GRANT CYCLE SUBMISSIONS OPEN NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 1

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES

2018 GRANT CYCLE

SUBMISSIONS OPEN NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 1

ENCINO, CA (September 5, 2018) – ACM Lifting Lives® today announced a call for submissions for the 2018 Grant Cycle, beginning today, September 5, 2018. Through grant cycles, ACM Lifting Lives provides funding to programs that promote education and healing with a musical connection, to further the mission of improving lives through the power of music.

Submissions will be taken beginning today, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 and ending on Monday, October 1, 2018. For information on program guidelines and how to submit, please visit www.acmliftinglives.org. Funding decisions will be determined and recipients will be notified in November 2018.

“With this call for submissions, we are excited to continue ACM Lifting Lives’ rich history of supporting worthy organizations that improve lives through the power of music,” said Debbie Carroll, ACM Lifting Lives’ Chairman. “It’s our privilege to support the many hardworking and dedicated philanthropies – big and small – on behalf of the country music community and artists that make our fundraising goals achievable.”

ACM Lifting Lives has given to 48 deserving organizations across the country through its grant cycle in the past, including last year’s recipients Barefoot Republic, Inc., Camp Sunshine Inc., COPD Foundation, CreatiVets, El Paso Symphony Orchestra Assn., Inc., Every Child Counts, Follow Your Heart Arts Program, Inc., Foundations of Music, Girls Rock Santa Barbara, High Hopes Development Center, Legacy Music Alliance, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Middle Tennessee State University Foundation, Music for Seniors, Music Mends Minds, Musicians on Call, Nashville Songwriters Foundation, Inc., Operation Song Inc., Peggy R. McConnell Worthington Center for the Arts, Porter’s Call, Rocketown of Middle Tennessee, The Quest Center for Art & Community Development, St. Anna's Episcopal Church, Tennessee Alliance for Kids, and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

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 www.ACMLiftingLives.org

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