The American Orchestras’ Futures Fund:
A Program of the League of American Orchestras

Made Possible by the Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation

Congratulations to the 22 smaller-budget orchestras and youth orchestras receiving grants!

Read the press announcement here.

Find program descriptions here.

Grants for large-budget orchestras were announced in May, 2017.


The American Orchestras’ Futures Fund is a competitive grants program designed to advance the innovative work of orchestras that belong to the League of American Orchestras. Made possible through the generous support of the Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation and administered by the League, the Futures Fund builds on the results of the earlier League-sponsored and Getty-funded grants to orchestras and replaces that program. The Getty Foundation’s generous support of the new Futures Fund allows the League to grant larger and longer-term grants than those previously available. The overarching goal of the Futures Fund is to cultivate a culture of learning and innovation in orchestras of all sizes, structures, and locations. Toward this end, the Futures Fund will offer two-year grants to a select number of orchestras that are making investments in incubating innovation and exploring new ways of working that demonstrate impact within the organization and its audiences and communities. To foster learning and innovation across the orchestra field, the League will collaborate with the grantees to document and share their approaches, practices, and results.

For More Information

For further information, please be in touch with Nick Pozek, League of American Orchestras, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 646 822 4019.