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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.  

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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

Matching Gifts

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.

Maps Supporters

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

Jeanie Forray

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