Music Therapy for All
Therapy should be equitable, accessible, and normalized.
Fort Worth Music Therapy Fund makes music therapy in Texas more accessible by funding grants and scholarships for clients and students.
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.” (AMTA, 2010).
Music therapists work with people of all ages and diagnoses including, but not limited to, intellectual and developmental disabilities, Autism, mental health diagnoses, traumatic brain injuries, dementia, and much more.
Music therapists work in many settings including private practices, hospitals, schools, mental health facililities, rehabiliation facitilies, and more.
Music therapy is funded in part by Medicaid waivers, private insurance, and by generous donors like you that make music therapy accessible for all!
“Scarlett has made great progress since beginning music therapy in October! Her ability to focus and follow directions has immensely improved. She loves playing drums and piano and dancing along to Wheels on the Bus!”
– Carlee Efeney, MT-BC
With the scholarship, I have been able to look towards future goals and needs such as graduate school and my living expenses during that time. By this time next year, I hope to have started a graduate degree program with my (soon to be service) dog Monty by my side–and this was all made more possible with FWMTF’s help.
– Ali Esparza
How can I join the fight?
Joining the fight to make music therapy equitable, accessible, and normalized for all Texans is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
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Make Music Possible
Your generous gift makes music therapy grants and intern scholarships possible.
Watch the impact as music therapy becomes more accessible for all Texans!
Awarded in 2021
In 2021, Fort Worth Music Therapy Fund awarded more than $20,000 in grants and scholarships to make music therapy more accessible for Texans.
How much more can we give away this year with your help?
In the state of Texas
01. Health Insurance
Health insurance companies occasionally cover music therapy. When covered, it is almost always considered out of network. This means that individuals often have to meet high deductible costs before even beginning the fight for coverage.
Many wait more than a decade to receive Class waiver services
03. Out-of-Pocket Pay
Because insurance coverage is difficult to obtain and waivers have long interest lists, many people are forced to pay out of pocket for their services. This causes financial strain that often forces families to choose between therapies.
Fort Worth Music Therapy Fund
Fort Worth Music Therapy Fund was founded to support individuals, families, and facilities so that they do not fall between these funding gaps.
Applications are accepted year-round. Music Therapy Grants are awarded multiple times per year.
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!
Connect With Us
P.O. Box 33913 Fort Worth TX 76162
a 501(c)(3) charitable organization