POE Grant Requests

Chapters selected as POE sites are offered a grant of up to $5,000 from AGO National Headquarters as seed money to begin their work.  The purpose of the grant is to help ensure that no chapter loses money on its own program.  This grant money should be used to offset costs (especially advance costs like deposits) necessary to run a POE; for example, housing, meals, fees associated with venues, printing, mailing, website costs, etc.  Optional expenses, especially professional artist fees, are covered by the chapter or by creative fundraising.  If a POE accepts an AGO grant and realizes a profit, the host chapter is expected to return a portion of the grant money. (Please see page 53 of the POE Handbook for full details.)

Please complete and submit the form below to make a request to James Thomashower, Executive Director.

*NOTE:  All questions marked with an asterisk are required responses in order for the form to reach the recipient.

POE Grant Request Online Application

Use this form to request seed money (available starting Nov.1 in advance of the year of your POE) in increments of $1,000-2,000 for start-up costs of a Pipe Organ Encounter.
  • Portions of the AGO grant money available to POE host chapters may be requested in increments of $500 to $2,000. The first portion of the grant, up to $1,000 is available by Nov. 1 in the year preceding the POE event. Please select the amount of this request in the drop-down menu below:
  • Please describe your POE's fund-raising activities and results to date:
  • Please attach a current budget report, using the Excel file template provided by the Committee on the New Organist showing budgeted, actual and variance columns for income and expenses. Please name the file to reflect the location and year of the POE event, as well as the current date of the budget report (for example, "ChattanoogaPOE2019budget_asof2018-11-15.xlsx")
    Accepted file types: xls, xlsx, xlsm, csv, numbers, ods, sxc, sdc, .
  • Please provide the name of the institution or organization to which the check should be made payable (i.e., what should follow "Pay to the Order of" on the check):