Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Death Cab For Cutie joins The GRAMMY Foundation® and Do Something to launch Key Change Grants

Key Change Grants join the forces of the GRAMMY Foundation with Do Something — a nonprofit organization that inspires, empowers and celebrates young people to take action in their communities. Created by students attending the 2008 GRAMMY Camp®, Key Change Grants encourages young people to create and promote social change through music. Multi-GRAMMY®-nominees Death Cab for Cutie have also teamed up to help spread the word. Check out the video below, or click on the link to watch it at “Celebs Gone Good”:


The program will award a total of $25,000 to young people across North America for grassroots projects in their communities that use music to foster social change. Twenty finalists will each receive a $500 community action grant to further develop their projects and ideas. Five grand prize winners will be chosen by a panel of music industry professionals. They will take home grants of $3,000 for their projects and be flown to Los Angeles for three nights where they will attend the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Grant applications are currently online at http://www.dosomething.org/keychange and are open to all U.S. and Canadian citizens age nineteen and under. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2008 and winners will be announced on Jan. 9, 2009.

Click to download and print flyer for Key Change Grants

For more info:
visit www.dosomething.org/grants/keychange ,
email AreYouNext@grammy.com ,
or call 1-800-423-2017 ext. 8682