Music Education Grants: 

Guided by the generosity of the Country Music community, the CMA Foundation focuses on improving and sustaining music education programs everywhere while supporting worthwhile causes important to the Country Music Association.

Inspiring a love for music in people around the world through the charitable giving of the Country Music community is our vision. Since its inception, the CMA Foundation has given more than $25 million to organizations enhancing the lives of students through the power of music. Music Education has proven to be an effective and invaluable tool by influencing student’s academic achievement, social development and increased participation in activities.

Without the support of the Country Music community these efforts would not be possible.

The CMA Foundation music education grant window is open July 1 - July 31 any given year. 

Service Grants:

The CMA Foundation awards up to $25,000 annually in service grants to non-public service organizations that will have a significant and lasting impact on a group as well as its community.  A request needs to demonstrate a visible, apparent and immediate need and be consistent with the Foundation’s mission, to support causes important to the Country Music Association. 

The CMA Foundation service grant window is open October 1 - October 31 any given year.

Keeping the Beat hosted by TNMEA 


Keeping the Beat, hosted by TNMEA in partnership with the CMA Foundation, is an engaging web series featuring interactive discussions led by guest music industry professionals about wide-ranging topics in music including education, performance, administration and advocacy.

Each session will require an in room moderator to vet live time comments submitted from the audience. Not needed at this time, but please be ready to submit a name/email/cell of your moderator if selected. 

CMA Foundation