The Sharon Gewirtz Kids to Concerts Fund’s mission is to support string education by inspiring middle school string students (grades 5-8) through direct experience with accomplished classical musicians. Mentoring programs and high-level concert experiences are two examples. The Sharon Gewirtz Kids to Concerts Fund grants focus on financial need in school and non-profit music programs throughout the United States. String education must be a key component of any music program requesting funds. Schools must already have an existing music program/curriculum in place. Grant funds cannot be used to pay the salary of the regular music instructor; however, stipends and performance fees for guest instructors and musicians are eligible. Complete the online application form.