Carmel PorchFest is scheduled for Sunday, September 15, 2024 from noon to 6:00 pm.

Carmel PorchFest Inc. Creates Grant Program for Aspiring Local Musicians

Carmel PorchFest Inc., renowned for its commitment to supporting local musicians, has unveiled an exciting new initiative: the Carmel PorchFest Grant Program.

Spearheaded by a dedicated team of volunteers, business owners and the board of directors, this program aims to nurture the talent of aspiring young musicians within the community.

The grant program offers financial assistance to budding musicians aged 6 to 18, covering expenses such as instruments, lessons, educational opportunities and more. In exchange for this support, recipients are encouraged to volunteer at Carmel PorchFest Inc. events, fostering a spirit of community engagement and reciprocity.

To be eligible for a grant, students must volunteer four hours at any combination of Carmel PorchFest Inc. events, with those aged 13 and below requiring parental supervision during volunteering. Applications can be submitted online, with grants awarded twice per year based on interest and participation.

Since its inception, the Carmel PorchFest Grant Program has already made a significant impact, awarding 10 grants to deserving students. Recipients have utilized the funds to pursue various musical endeavors including instrument lessons, music programs and acquiring new instruments, enriching their musical journeys.

Community members interested in supporting the Carmel PorchFest Grant Program are encouraged to donate. Donors contributing $500 or more will receive exclusive benefits, including tickets to the Feinstein’s VIP Lounge at Carmel PorchFest and Late Night on Main events. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Carmel PorchFest Inc. relies on the generosity of donors to continue its mission of promoting the value of music in our community.

For those eager to make a difference and support local talent, donations can be made via Venmo (@Carmel-PorchFestLLC) or by reaching out to to learn more about getting involved.

2022 Grant Recipients.

Through initiatives like the Carmel PorchFest Grant Program, Carmel PorchFest Inc. remains dedicated to fostering a thriving musical community and empowering the next generation of musicians. Join us in nurturing the talent of our youth and keeping the spirit of music alive in our neighborhood.

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