SiriusXM Soundwaves MusiCounts Community Fund

The SiriusXM Soundwaves MusiCounts Community Fund provides not-for-profit organizations with grants of up to $20,000 in instruments, equipment, and resources to support music education programs at the community level.


Key Facts

  • The SiriusXM Soundwaves MusiCounts Community Fund celebrates diversity in music education. Funds from this program may be used to support any approach to music education and purchase any kind of musical instruments.
  • No music program? No problem. Any community organization in Canada is welcome to apply to support an existing music program, or a music program that doesn’t exist yet.
  • Instructors, administrators, or anyone else affiliated with the organization may prepare a grant application.
  • Applications are now open. Complete the Intake Form here.

Applications Open

March 23 2024


Application Deadline

May 30 2024


Recipients Announced

Late Summer


Why does the SiriusXM Soundwaves MusiCounts Community Fund exist?

This program exists because music education is not confined to schools and classrooms. There are thousands of incredible organizations in Canada that offer inclusive and accessible music programs for youth at the community level. This program exists to support these organizations by equipping them with the instruments and gear they need to make music education possible for kids in their communities.

Who is the SiriusXM Soundwaves MusiCounts Community Fund for?

This grant program is open to all not-for-profit community organizations in Canada. In particular, this program is geared towards supporting organizations that do not have the instruments, equipment, and resources needed to offer an inclusive and sustainable music program for their participants. The SiriusXM Soundwaves MusiCounts Community Fund aims to ensure that the most in-need youth in Canada have access to the benefits of music education.

How does it work?

Each Spring, organizations may apply to the SiriusXM Soundwaves MusiCounts Community Fund. Applicants are asked to provide information about their organization and community, the instruments they hope to purchase should their application be successful, and why these requested materials are needed.

Once all applications are received, our team of adjudicators review all submitted materials very carefully. Adjudicators are asked to identify the organizations that:

  • are in most urgent need of new musical equipment
  • serve high-needs/under-represented student communities
  • have strong plans in place to utilize the requested materials

The number of applications we’re able to support and the amount of funds we have available to allocate varies from year to year.





Contact Us

Please reach out to the Programs team at with any questions that haven't been answered within the Program Guidelines.

SiriusXM Soundwaves MusiCounts Community Fund is presented by

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