HPP invited to apply for 2018 Levitt Grant

We’ve got exiting news to share:  

Horicon Phoenix Program has been invited to apply for a $25,000 matching grant in support of our 2018 Horicon Summer Concert Series!

The Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards is an exciting matching grant program made possible by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a national creative placemaking funder dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of America through the power of free, live music. With Levitt AMP, the joy of free, live music is bringing communities together in small and mid-sized towns and cities across the country.

While Levitt’s program of permanent outdoor music venues, each presenting 50+ free concerts annually, is tailored to large metro areas with populations of over 400,000 (due to financial sustainability and audience development considerations), the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards are specifically designed to meet the needs and capacity of small to mid-sized towns and cities.  Since 2015, the Levitt Foundation has awarded $1 million total to 25 communities across America through the Levitt AMP grant program.


Grants will be awarded to up to 15 U.S.-based nonprofit organizations serving towns and cities with populations of up to 400,000.  Each grantee will receive $25K in matching funds to present the Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series, a minimum of 10 free outdoor concerts presented over 10 to 12 consecutive weeks during 2017.  Each Levitt AMP Music Series will feature a musically diverse lineup of high caliber entertainment, in keeping with the permanent Levitt venue program.

WHAT WE NEED FROM OUR COMMUNITY (Horicon, Mayville, Hustisford, Beaver Dam, Juneau, Waupun)

Our challenge is to raise $25,000 to match the potential $25,000 from the Levitt Foundation.

 If we don’t reach the $25,000, we’re not eligible for the grant.  

This is too good of an opportunity to let slip away, so we’re looking for 50 local businesses from Dodge County who believe in the work that Horicon Phoenix Program has been doing to step up with a gift of $500 that will be used to reach that goal.  

To start things off, Horicon Phoenix Program Executive Director Dan Buchner has pledged the first $500.00 towards this effort.  All donors at the $500 level or higher will be also receive a 2018 summer concert sponsorship listing in the 2018 Horicon Rising publication.


Please join us in making this wonderful opportunity happen in Horicon!

Interested parties should please send an email to info@horiconphoenix.com for more information.

Horicon Phoenix Program is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization, and all donations made to HPP can be tax deductible.