2012-13 MetLife Governance Grants

Application Deadline: October 15, 2012

All fields required.

Download the mandatory application guidelines here.

Remember, you must be a League member, residing in the U.S. or Washington, D.C. and have completed the Board of Directors Self-Assessment Tool to qualify for a grant.

Orchestra Information

Orchestra Name
Orchestra Address
Orchestra budget for the year

Contact Person Information


Board of Directors Self-Assessment

All potential grantees must have completed the League of American Orchestras’ Board of Directors Self-Assessment Tool and have received the Summary Report from this assessment prior to filing this grant request application. For information about the Self-Assessment Tool and to purchase, please visit americanorchestras.org.

Has your Board completed the Board of Directors Self-Assessment Tool?

If No, you are not eligible to apply for this grant.

If Yes, please provide date of completion of self-assessment process.

(The League will confirm completion and receipt of the Summary Report with BoardSource prior to acceptance and review of this grant application.)

Narrative questions (not to exceed 2-3 pages)

Please include the following in a word document and attach below:
  1. What did the Board learn through the self-assessment process?
  2. Following a review of the Summary Report from the self-assessment, what did the Board identify as their top priorities?
  3. What is the time line and what are the planned actions to address one or more of the priorities?
  4. What is the requested grant amount? (Grant amounts are between $2,500 and $7,500)
  5. How will the MetLife Governance grant be spent?
  6. What is the expected short- and long-term impact of the Board development work described in this grant application?
  7. How will results of this work be measured? Please be as specific as possible. Quantifiable measures are requested.
Please save you document using this naming convention: orchestraname_narrative_metlife

Upload Narrative questions (Acceptable file types: DOC, PDF)


Please download and complete budget template (download here).

Please save you document using this naming convention: orchestraname_budget_metlife

Upload budget template (Acceptable file types: XLS, PDF)

About Your Board

Please provide the following demographic information about your Board membership

Total number of full-voting Board members

Ethnic Groups represented on your Board (%)
African American
Native American
Multi Racial/Ethnic

Please note that funding cannot be used for staff and/or food expenses.

For more information about this grant, please contact Jessica Balboni, at 646 822 4033 or jbalboni@americanorchestras.org.


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