Artistic Advancement

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation supports talented musicians from limited financial backgrounds through its scholarship programs and sponsorship of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. The Foundation recognizes that musically talented youth from low-income families often lack the funding for private lessons, master classes, quality instruments, summer programs, and performance experiences. These musicians miss out on the creativity and stimulation that comes from being surrounded by an ensemble of talented peers sharing high music aspirations and being led by inspiring faculty.

From the Top and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation share a passion for helping exceptional young people reach their potential in all areas of their lives. From the Top is a nonprofit organization that encourages and celebrates the commitment of young people to music and the arts through a variety of media, including nationally broadcast television and radio shows, education programs, and its website.

Each year From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award Program provides 20 outstanding young musicians who demonstrate financial need with a $10,000 scholarship to advance their artistic development and education. In addition, Jack Kent Cooke Young Artists perform on the hit NPR and PBS program, From the Top, and participate in arts leadership training to spread the power of classical music.

Since 2005, From the Top has awarded over $1.8M in scholarships to more than 180 talented young people who have used their awards for new instruments, music lessons, summer music program tuition, competition fees, travel costs, computers, recording devices, and more.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artists range from age 8 to 18 and hail from all across the United States and abroad. Young Artists are classically trained instrumentalists, vocalists and/or composers that are also active in community-service projects and academic pursuits. Common to all is a passion for music and a love for sharing it.

Together the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and From the Top celebrate the unlimited potential of our country’s young students by spreading the message that achievement and excellence are possible for all. Learn more about the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award and apply.

 

From the Top is a nonprofit organization that celebrates the passion, dedication and personal stories of the nation’s outstanding young classical musicians. Through entertaining radio and television broadcasts, online media, live events, and education programs, From the Top encourages participation and achievement in the arts. Its innovative radio and TV programs offer talented students the opportunity to perform for a national audience and showcase their musical abilities as soloists or as part of an ensemble. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation partners with From the Top to identify and support promising young musicians with financial need.

Young Artist Award

From the Top and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation share a passion for helping exceptional young people reach their potential in all areas of their lives. From the Top is a nonprofit organization that encourages and celebrates the commitment of young people to music and the arts through a variety of media, including nationally broadcast television and radio shows, education programs, and its website.

Each year From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award Program provides 20 outstanding young musicians who demonstrate financial need with a $10,000 scholarship to advance their artistic development and education. In addition, Jack Kent Cooke Young Artists perform on the hit NPR and PBS program, From the Top, and participate in arts leadership training to spread the power of classical music.

Since 2005, From the Top has awarded over $1.8M in scholarships to more than 180 talented young people who have used their awards for new instruments, music lessons, summer music program tuition, competition fees, travel costs, computers, recording devices, and more.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artists range from age 8 to 18 and hail from all across the United States and abroad. Young Artists are classically trained instrumentalists, vocalists and/or composers that are also active in community-service projects and academic pursuits. Common to all is a passion for music and a love for sharing it.

Together the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and From the Top celebrate the unlimited potential of our country’s young students by spreading the message that achievement and excellence are possible for all. Learn more about the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award and apply.

 

From The Top

From the Top is a nonprofit organization that celebrates the passion, dedication and personal stories of the nation’s outstanding young classical musicians. Through entertaining radio and television broadcasts, online media, live events, and education programs, From the Top encourages participation and achievement in the arts. Its innovative radio and TV programs offer talented students the opportunity to perform for a national audience and showcase their musical abilities as soloists or as part of an ensemble. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation partners with From the Top to identify and support promising young musicians with financial need.

Contact Us

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation typically awards only a limited number of grants to nonprofit organizations whose efforts complement our mission of advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. We rarely, if ever, fund unsolicited proposals.

However, if you would like to be added to our outreach list to receive Foundation news updates and information about future opportunities that may match your work, email your contact information to grants@jkcf.org.