FAQ #13 - Empowerment Tree Grant Details: https://jazzforpeace.org/grant                    


13. How does Jazz for Peace find out about wonderful organizations like ours and then choose us and others to be the recipients for the Benefit Concert Series?

In addition to our suggestion box (where anyone can refer an outstanding organization for our review by simply clicking on the appropriate icon clearly displayed on our homepage at www.jazzforpeace.org ), we ask our volunteers to research and review information about organizations that is made available in Public Libraries, on the Internet or other sources and then make their choices. To keep this selection process as unbiased as possible we often have volunteers in NY State choosing organizations in Texas and vice versa. This allows organizations to be chosen based on their mission and limits the possibility of volunteers choosing an organization because their friends work there or because of "who they know" thereby giving every organization no matter how large or small an equally fair chance. Please go to the following link to read an article from one of our interns. https://jazzforpeace.org/qc.html. 


Received: February 23, 2012

I am thrilled to have discovered you…..and gratified and amazed at the work Jazz for Peace is doing.

Diane Macaulay – www. stepsforkids.org



Received: November 10, 2008

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Received: Sept. 8, 2008 

Dear John:

Is your organization really real?

I received information regarding your organization….and I could not believe my eyes. I wanted to cry and matter of fact I did drop a few tears.

Finding funding so that I can keep this valued program running is difficult at this time……..It’s so amazing what god has done.

 The funds, awareness and publicity that you provide with your successful Benefit Concert Series will be a remarkable gift and the lives you will affect: Priceless


Lea Michelle Cash – The Brightest Star Inc.

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Received: Sept. 1, 2008

Dear Mr. De Angelis,

It was great talking to you on the phone the other day.

I very much appreciate Jazz for Peace's efforts in locating non profits that are not very big and in need of publicity to help their humanitarian work. 
Thank you again for this opportunity and I look forward to talking to you on the phone soon,
Mary Graham – www.practicalsmallprojects.com