Grants to Orchestras

Announced July 1, 2020

complete list (PDF) of National Endowment for the Arts Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act grantees is available, but the list below represents grants awarded directly to orchestras by the NEA. These grants, in the amount of $50,000 each, will support personnel and facilities costs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • A Far Cry
  • Adrian Symphony Orchestra
  • Albany Symphony (NY)
  • American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras
  • Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
  • Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
  • Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale
  • Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
  • Boston Landmarks Orchestra
  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra on behalf of Tanglewood Music Center
  • Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • California Symphony
  • Chamber Orchestra of the Springs
  • Charlotte Symphony
  • Chicago Philharmonic
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • CityMusic Cleveland
  • Civic Orchestra of Chicago
  • The Cleveland Orchestra
  • Dr. Shirley Linzy Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas
  • Florida Youth Orchestra
  • Gateway Chamber Orchestra
  • Grand Rapids Symphony
  • Grant Park Music Festival
  • Handel & Haydn Society
  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
  • Interschool Orchestras of NY
  • Jacksonville Symphony
  • Kansas City Symphony
  • LaGrange Symphony Orchestra
  • Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra
  • The Little Orchestra Society
  • Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
  • Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
  • Louisville Orchestra
  • Madison Symphony Orchestra
  • Mankato Symphony Orchestra
  • Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
  • Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra
  • Nashville Symphony
  • Omaha Symphony
  • Oregon Symphony
  • Pacific Symphony
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale
  • Philharmonic Society of Orange County (aka Philharmonic Society)
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Play On, Philly!
  • Portland Symphony Orchestra (ME)
  • Powder River Symphony
  • San Diego Youth Symphony
  • Sarasota Orchestra
  • Sioux City Symphony Orchestra
  • South Bend Symphony Orchestra
  • St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Stockton Symphony
  • Symphony in the Flint Hills
  • Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra
  • Toledo Symphony
  • Tucson Symphony Orchestra
  • Virginia Symphony Orchestra
  • West Virginia Symphony Orchestra
  • Youth Orchestras of San Antonio

Related Cares Act Grants

  • The Cliburn
  • Gateways Music Festival
  • Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)
  • League of American Orchestras
  • Music Haven
  • Ojai Music Festival
  • Settlement Music School
  • Sphinx Organization
  • University Musical Society

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