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 both student winners of FSMTA Competitive Events and state winners of MTNA Competitions. 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.
Opportunities for Giving: Become a Foundation Friend. There are several ways to contribute to the Foundation. Download the forms here.
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.
FSMTA Foundation Fellow
The Foundation Fellow will be announced at the first general session at the conference. Watch the video below to see how to donate to our Foundation Fellow nomination:
Donate to FSMTF
Make a donation to the Florida State Music Teachers Foundation using the PayPal button below. If you would like to donate to a specific fund or endowment, please note that in the "Write/Add a note" section. A list of all the Awards and Scholarships available can be found at this link.
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