The grant funds are provided to preserve and enhance the legacy of Johnny Mercer as well as providing educational programs for music appreciation, assisting in the development of songwriters, and enhance the general appreciation of American popular music. Grants are awarded nationwide. Contact: The Johnny Mercer Foundation, c/o Prager and Fenton, 675 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10017; (212) 382-2790. Application Address: The John Mercer Foundation, 234 W. 44th St., Ste. 901, New York, NY 10036; (212) 835-2299
Balance Bar awards four-month grants of $500 to $10,000 to sports enthusiasts, amateur athletes and teams who enthusiastically pursue their passions and push themselves physically and mentally to achieve them. Any activity that enables a person to enhance their physical health while pursuing a passion that enriches their lives is appropriate for the BALANCE BAR Grant. Contact: Balance Bar Company Contributions Program, 800 Westchester Avenue, Rye Brook, NY 10573.Application address for Balance Grants: c/o Grants Program, Hunter PR, 5th Fl., 41 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010.