The SOCAN Foundation,
founded in 1992, is dedicated to fostering musical creativity and promoting a better understanding of the role of music creators in today's society. The Foundation is an independent organization guided by its own board of directors. The board, which consists of composers, songwriters and music publishers, reflects concert music and popular music genres as well as the geographic and linguistic regions of Canada.
Download our 2013 Guide to Programs brochure.
Download our Conflict-of-Interest Guidelines.
Go to Programs & Application Forms.
Applications must be submitted online. The SOCAN Foundation will no longer accept paper application forms.
Applicants to the SOCAN Foundation's granting programs must Register before applying. To register or apply, go to Login.
Grant decisions are made by the Foundation board of directors based on recommendations from special committees. The Foundation has limited funding with which to attempt to address the many requests that fall within its mandate. The granting programs and processes are reviewed and evaluated annually.
SOCAN Foundation Charitable Fund
NEW! We are pleased to announce the establishment of the SOCAN Foundation Charitable Fund, an initiative of the SOCAN Foundation and administered by Tides Canada Foundation, with the aim of supporting charitable activities benefiting music creators and music publishers. We are grateful for all donations, in any amount. Donors receive tax-deductible receipts from Tides Canada for donations of $5 or more. Donate now.