The Levitt AMP Grant Awards is an exciting matching grant program made possible by the Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation, a national creative place-making funder dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of America through the power of free music. With Levitt AMP, the joy of live music is bringing communities together in small and mid-sized towns and cities across the country.
While Levitt’s program of permanent outdoor music venues, each presenting 50+ free concerts annually, is tailored to large metro areas with populations of over 400,000 (due to financial sustainability and audience development considerations), the Levitt AMP Grant Awards are specifically designed to meet the needs and capacity of small to mid-sized towns and cities.
Since 2015, the Levitt Foundation has awarded more than $2.3 million total to 38 communities across America through the Levitt AMP grant program.
Downtown Springfield Heritage Foundation Receives $90K, Multi-Year Grant to Continue Presenting the Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series through 2025
The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a social impact funder supporting nonprofits nationwide at the intersection of music and public spaces, has announced that Downtown Springfield Heritage Foundation in Springfield, Ill., has been awarded a multi-year Levitt AMP Grant Award of $90K in matching funds to present a free outdoor music series in 2023, 2024, and 2025. The expanded grant opportunity provides matching funds over three years bringing free outdoor concerts to the “Y-Block.”
The Summer 2023 free concert series was held on Thursday evenings at 6:00PM and ran from June 1st through August 3rd on the Y-Block (4th and Jackson) in Downtown Springfield in front of the Illinois Governor’s Mansion