Help bring young musicians and poets together
Celebrate 15 years of MAPS and become a sponsor today!
MAPS is a US 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization. This means your individual donations and foundation grants are tax deductible and you can help us keep MAPS programming flowing. We humbly remind you that every bit of your generosity helps us maintain the ever-growing MAPS program, so we appreciate any amount you can give. Most of all, we appreciate YOU for helping us develop an exciting, important learning program for kids in the face of ever-shrinking arts and educational opportunities.
MAPS Grammy Award
Ambassador Sponsor – $500
You can help spread the word about MAPS by spending a day with the students both on stage and in the classroom and learning how MAPS works; you become a MAPS Ambassador. You will get to know the poetry and songwriters and the way they create their poems and songs. You will learn about their lives and how they build bridges across life’s many divides. Your support can make it possible for us to expand the programming to new schools in new locations.
MAPS MTV Video Award
Visual Storyteller Sponsor – $250
You can help make the story of MAPS students go viral. Each MAPS concert is recorded, showing both the poets reading their work and the musicians performing the corresponding compositions; without video, only the select few people in the audience get the joy of experiencing the collaboration. Your support can help MAPS share the deep mutual respect that is built amongst the students from the urban and rural schools with countless viewers.
MAPS Billboard Music Award
Recording and Production Sponsor – $200
You can help the music and poetry students capture their songs forever. Recording the MAPS songs involves having the right equipment and engineering to record the different instruments and voices. Your support can make it possible for MAPS to provide studio time to its students to record their songs for sharing with each other and through social media and other outlets.
MAPS American Music Award
Transportation Sponsor – $100
You can help make it possible for the students to travel to each other’s schools, across state lines, in order to spend valuable time together building relationships, while creating and sharing life experiences. Your support can help fund the all-important bus and meal costs.
MAPS Poetry and Music Friend – $50
You can help MAPS ever expand its efforts to bring middle and high school students together from urban and rural settings to create poetry and music and finished songs. Your MAPS friendship can make it possible for more students to experience this great program!
Anyone giving $150 or more will receive a rockin’ MAPS T-shirt and a MAPS Poetry/Music Book and anyone giving $250 or more will also be named on the MAPS website and social media as a MAPS supporter.
Mail a Donation
Music and Poetry Synchronized, Inc
39 Massasoit Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Whether you are a private or community foundation, we welcome your support. We are happy to submit a grant application and provide any information necessary. Please contact Tom Willits, Executive Director
Many corporations and companies will match a charitable gift. In many cases they will double the original donation. Please consider speaking to your company about their program as it is usually a simple process to access.
Robert and Margaret Patricelli Family Foundation
The Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
The J. Walton Bissell Foundation
Sandy River Family Foundation
Anne Woodhull Fund
Friends of MAPS
Northampton Education Foundation
Stephen and Cynthia Warshaw