2012-13 MetLife Governance Grants for Board Development
The deadline to apply for this program has passed. Please use the below as a reference only.
The League of American Orchestras is now accepting applications for the 2012-13 MetLife Governance Grants for Board Development.
Made possible by a generous grant from MetLife Foundation, the MetLife Governance Grants will provide financial assistance to orchestra boards trying to better their governance practices.
Awards ranging from $2,500 to $7,500 will be given to up to seven orchestras. Funding can be used for facilitators or consultants, space rental, or other professional development opportunities (seminars, classes) that the board, as a whole, wants to participate in as a means of strengthening their governance understanding.
Please note there are two key requirements as part of applying for a MetLife Governance Grant:
You must be a League member orchestra in good standing, located within the United States or Washington, D.C.
Applicants must complete the League’s Board of Directors Self-Assessment Tool. The grant application questions are based on the results of this assessment, and are used to determine priorities for board leadership development and areas that need improvement. Information about the Self-Assessment Tool ($99), including FAQs, is available at the League’s website at americanorchestras.org .
Download the mandatory application guidelines here.
This grant program recognizes that there is no one-size-fits-all strategy, and understands that grant applications will reflect the unique needs of the board and organization.
Those orchestras selected to receive a grant, will be informed by November 15, 2012. The activity supported by the grant must be completed no later than March 31, 2013, with a brief final report due to the League no later than April 15, 2013.
Previous recipients of the MetLife Governance Grants for Board Development may not re-apply.
To find out more about past MetLife Governance Grant recipients click here.