the Bud Leabo Memorial Fund we believe there is an idea
that will seed unprecedented growth of barbershop singing.
We wish to encourage, find and nurture that idea.
Our endowment has been funded by individuals who have
seen the impact music can have in a person’s life.
The unique experience of barbershop singing is an American
tradition that brings families and friends together
We are looking for talented individuals and groups that
have a strong interest in singing barbershop music.
Our funds are easy to obtain through a simple application
process. We want to find music educators, barbershopers,
and singers of all types who want to focus on singing
this art form and will fund brand new ideas that achieve
that. These ideas should be new and unique as we are
looking to fund many ideas in the hopes that we will
find and encourage an idea that will truly fulfill our
mission of bringing people into regular barbershop singing.
We also would like to encourage those impacted by these
new ideas and programs to experience the Barbershop
Harmony Society, a society built for Barbershop learning
In addition to providing funds in the form of grants,
our Board Members have at the disposal a vast wealth
of resources to help educate about barbershop. We can
help enlist local barbershopers for training and education
for our grantees’ programs, often at no cost.
One of the highlights of the Bud Leabo Memorial
Fund is our ability to keep the application process
simple and hassle free. Our goal is to get small
grants in the hands of capable leaders who can use
funds without the handcuffs of a traditional granting
Our application form is easy to fill in and then
return by email. Applicants should follow the general
guidelines below to be eligible for a grant.
The Bud Leabo Memorial Fund is looking to fund
new and innovative ideas and projects that promote
Barbershop Harmony and membership in the Barbershop
Harmony Society. We fund projects that bring
new music to barbershop singers or barbershop
music to new singers. Applicants should present
ideas and projects that fulfill this mission.
part of any awards, grantees will be required
to provide material that promotes singing in
the Barbershop Harmony Society during the grantees
are available to everyone over 18 years old.
Applicants will be required to provide contact
information as part of the applications process
and applicants will allow the Bud Leabo Memorial
Fund the unrestricted right and use to promote
and publish any project, idea or award without
will be given to individuals and groups in the
following states and provinces: Washington,
Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, British Columbia
will be required to submit a one page report
describing the project, results and any future
plans. At the time of submission of the annual
report, the applicant will be required to submit
at least 3 high quality digital photos and/or
amount of requested award should be no more
than 10K. Smaller amounts are more likely to
simple to apply: Click on the link below to download
and save the Grant Application to your computer.
Fill the application in, SAVE, and email it to: