How we help

Fort Worth Music Therapy Fund improves access to music therapy through the following programs:


 Music Therapy Grants 

Music Therapy Intern Scholarships

musical instrument donations

What is Music Therapy?

“Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.” (The American Music Therapy Association, 2010).

DAvid belshe Music Therapy GranT  

Fort Worth Music Therapy Fund provides Music Therapy Grants to individuals and facilities seeking music therapy services.

Each David Belshe Music Therapy Grant: 

  • is $2,500 (approx. 6 months of music therapy)
  • Is paid directly to the board-certified music therapist providing treatment

To apply for a David belshe Music Therapy Grant …


To apply for a Music Therapy Grant, begin by connecting with a board-certified music therapist in your area. Music therapists must be CBMT credentialed. For more information, click here.


Complete a grant application found here. Applications are accepted year-round. Music Therapy Grants are awarded twice per year, typically in January and July.


If awarded a Music Therapy Grant, Fort Worth Music Therapy Fund will confirm that you and your board-certified music therapist are ready to begin treatment!. Congratulations!

David Belshe Music Therapy Grant applications open year round

Music Therapy Intern Scholarships

Fort Worth Music Therapy Fund also provides Music Therapy Intern Scholarships to music therapy students completing an internship as part of their course requirements for an accredited music therapy program.

Each Internship Scholarship: 

  • is $2,500
  • is paid directly to the music therapy intern

Music Therapy intern scholarship applications open year round

Musical Instrument Donations


 Starting in 2021, MT-BCs and Music Therapy Interns will be able to “shop” our inventory of donated musical instruments – for FREE! Stay tuned for more details.


To donate instruments, contact

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P.O. Box 33913 Fort Worth TX 76162 a 501(c)(3) charitable organization