ACM Lifting Lives has announced its 2022-2023 grant cycle beneficiaries, which include Abilities First, Inc.; the Dee Dee Jackson Foundation; Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee; Lawrence Hall; Melodic Caring Project; Musicians On Call; Operation Song; Resounding Joy, Inc.; and Songs for Sound, Inc.
The 2022-2023 recipients work with children, veterans and active-duty military members and their families, school programs, those fighting illnesses, and more across the U.S. Additionally, ACM Lifting Lives has provided grants to organizations prioritizing mental/physical well-being, including Music Health Alliance and counseling services through Porter’s Call.
These grants, as well as the organization’s ongoing digital content series The Check-In, which features artists delving into their own mental health experiences and sharing how music has played a role in their healing, underscore the importance of supporting music therapy, mental health organizations, and individuals struggling with these mental and emotional challenges.
“We are honored to announce our newest grant recipients, compromised of organizations that will continue doing essential work and making an impact on so many people nationwide. We are grateful to the country music community for supporting ACM Lifting Lives and making it possible for us to contribute to these worthy groups and support their meaningful work,” notes Lyndsay Cruz, ACM Lifting Lives Executive Director.
Launched in May 2022 and tied to Mental Health Awareness Month, this allocation of grants continues ACM Lifting Lives’ history of supporting diverse and impactful organizations providing music therapy programs, shining a national spotlight on their work, and harnessing the healing and rejuvenating power of music.