The Grammy Foundation Grant Program, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the John Lennon Scholarships and Creative Capital Foundation grants are competitive grant programs for music professionals, as of 2015. Grant programs vary by musical specialty and project.
Grammy Foundation funding goes toward music professionals conducting research and archival projects. The Aaron Copland Fund for Music provides grant funding to complete recordings, conduct group performances, or to provide funding for a musical program or initiative that promotes contemporary American music. The John Lennon Scholarships from BMI Foundation provide thousands of dollars to music students and music professionals with a college degree. Creative Capital Foundation provides grants for musical performances and development.