Funding Support

Funding Support

Funding support for Music for All programs has been provided by the following: 


allenwhitehallclowes logoAllen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation

Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc., a private foundation, was established by Allen W. Clowes, a leading philanthropist in Indianapolis, Indiana, who during his life made major contributions to various charitable organizations that promoted or preserved the fine arts, music, literature, education, science and history. Most of these organizations are located in Central Indiana.


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Arts Council and the City of Indianapolis

MFA is supported by the Arts Council and the City of Indianapolis. The Arts Council is an organization that advocates for the need and importance of broad community funding and support for a thriving arts scene; innovates by constantly pursuing and promoting innovative ideas and programs that better serve the area, its artists, and arts organizations; and connects artists, audiences, businesses, foundations, and arts and cultural organizations with opportunities to explore and expand central Indiana’s creative vitality.

The Arts Council owns and operates two performance and exhibition spaces, the Indianapolis Artsgarden (attached to Circle Centre Mall) and Gallery 924 (at 924 N. Pennsylvania Street). Its online initiative called the Indy Arts Guide provides a comprehensive arts calendar featuring thousands of events, performances, and exhibitions throughout central Indiana.


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Ball Brothers Foundation

 Ball Brothers Foundation is a family philanthropy, regional in approach, with a grant-making emphasis on East Central Indiana. Broadly, the Foundation provides support in the areas of arts, culture, humanities; education; environment; health; human services; and public society benefit.


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Indiana Arts Commission

This project is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

The IAC consists of 15 gubernatorial appointments who establish the agency's policies and goals, plan its direction for the future, and approve all grant awards and programs. The commissioners serve up to eight years, without compensation. They are selected to represent various areas of the state and diverse arts, business and community backgrounds.


Lilly Endowment

Lilly Endowment, Inc.

Lilly Endowment Inc. is a private philanthropic foundation based in Indianapolis. The Endowment was created in 1937 by three members of the Lilly family – J.K. Lilly, Sr. and sons Eli and J.K. Jr. – through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly and Company. Although the gifts of stock remain a financial bedrock of the Endowment, it is a separate entity from the company, with a distinct governing board, staff and location.

In keeping with their founders’ wishes, they support the causes of religion, education and community development. They afford special emphasis to projects that benefit young people and that strengthen financial self-sufficiency in the charitable sector.


Noyes Foundation LogoNicholas H. Noyes Jr. Memorial Foundation

Nicholas and Marguerite Noyes established The Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr., Memorial Foundation in 1951 to honor their son, Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. The mission of the Noyes Foundation is to uphold the founders’ charitable traditions and to continue their commitment to improving the quality of life in the greater Indianapolis area.