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UPDATED April 21, 2022: Relief fund grant recipients may apply for a twenty-fifth grant one month after the date they turned in their twenty-fourth grant applications. If you have continuing need, please resubmit your application. However, there is no need to submit documentation of recently lost work, given the paucity of gigs.
First-time grant applicants, as well as repeat applicants who have received fewer than twenty-four grants, will receive priority. (You may file for a continuing grant one month after the day you turned in your previous application.)
Thankfully, the demand has abated significantly as musicians have begun to return to work; in light of this, after long consideration, we have made the decision to take a pause from offering grants after this 25th round.
SFEMS has been a leader in providing financial help to musicians. We are proud to have consistently provided grants for two years, and we have continued to do so long after other organizations stopped providing funds to those artists so profoundly affected by the loss of work and income.
It is because of your generosity that SFEMS has been able to give these grants to our professional musicians for such an extended length of time, and we are grateful for all you have done to help them through these difficult times. We hope that soon enough, the need for these grants will begin to alleviate.