Florida State Music Teachers Foundation
Founded: February 25, 1976; incorporated 1979.
Purpose: The Foundation was created in order that members or other interested persons might have a place to which they could make donations, which were tax exempt, which money would be used primarily to stimulate musical interest among the people, the public, sponsor meetings and to provide scholarships and support musical recitals and concerts.
Student Awards: Each year FSMTF presents awards to winners of both the FSMTA Competitive Events and the FL-MTNA Competitive events. A list of all available Awards and Scholarships is available for viewing and downloading.
Membership: the membership of FSMTF consists of the voting members of the FSMTA Executive Board.
IRS status: FSMTF is classified as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, meaning that it is a non-profit organization which may receive tax-deductible donations.
Conflict of Interest Policy: A written policy that addresses situations in which the interests of its directors, officers and key staff come into conflict, or appear to come into conflict, with the interests of the organization. The written Conflict of Interest Policy can be viewed and downloaded.
Relationship with the MTNA Foundation: The MTNA Foundation and the FSMT Foundation are completely complementary in that each serves unique functions. MTNA provides funding for many programs such as grants and teacher awards as well as cash awards for students competing in MTNA Competitions at the national level. The primary focus of FSMTF has been to provide cash awards to students winning competitions at the state level.
Source of funding: FSMTF depends almost entirely on the contributions of members of FSMTA and interested donors from the general public. The Chopin Competition Prizes are funded entirely by the Chopin Foundation of the United States, Lady Blanka A. Rosensteil, Founder and President. Foundation galas are held as fund-raising events on one evening at each FSMTA Conference.
Endowments: Any account which has accrued at least $5000 is considered to be eligible for a named endowment and will support an award of $250.
Solicitation of Contributions Act Disclosure:
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE 800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
FSMT Foundation Fellow
This recognition honors deserving individuals who have had a profound effect on FSMTA and FSMTF. The Foundation Fellow distinction will be awarded to a different FSMTA member(s) every other year.
Please make sure that when you click on the PayPal link below to donate, you designate your gift for the FSMT Foundation Fellow. The minimum cost to fund the fellowship is $750.
Donate to FSMTF
Make a donation to the Florida State Music Teachers Foundation using the PayPal button below. A list of all the Awards and Scholarships available can be found at this link.