The Rural Arts Program and the Environmental Initiative Program of The Laura Jane Musser Fund will soon be accepting grant applications. Please take advantage of these grant opportunities and share them with other organizations that would benefit from them.
Complete grant guidelines and the application process can be found on the Laura Jane Musser Fund Website at .
Environmental Initiative Program
THE LAURA JANE MUSSER FUND assists public or not-for-profit entities to initiate or implement projects that enhance the ecological integrity of publicly owned open spaces, while encouraging compatible human activities.
The Fund’s goal is to promote public use of open space that improves a community’s quality of life and public health, while also ensuring the protection of healthy, viable and sustainable ecosystems by protecting or restoring habitat for a diversity of plant and animal species.
Grants of up to $35,000 may be made for programs in this initiative. The Musser Fund is likely to make a total of 4 to 6 grants in the Environmental Initiative this year. This is a very competitive granting initiative.
Application Dates: February 9 – March 9, 2017
Decision Date: July of 2017

Rural Arts Program
In recognition of Laura Jane Musser’s life-long commitment to excellence in the arts, and with awareness that pivotal and life-changing experience can occur for individuals through introduction to and participation in the arts, the Laura Jane Musser Fund hopes to encourage and excite a wider population to appreciate, learn, and participate in the arts.
The Musser Fund hopes to assist nonprofit arts organizations to develop, implement or sustain exceptional artistic opportunities for adults and children in the areas of literary, visual, music and performing arts.
Application Dates: February 16 – March 16, 2017
Decision Date: July of 2017