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).

    Who

    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.

    Where

    Music therapists work in many settings including private practices, hospitals, schools, mental health facililities, rehabiliation facitilies, and more.

    How

    Music therapy is funded in part by Medicaid waivers, private insurance, and by generous donors like you that make music therapy accessible for all!

    Our Grant And Scholarship Recipients Say:

    “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

    Our Grant And Scholarship Recipients Say:

    I cannot begin to express how thankful I am for the benefit provided by this scholarship, but rather hope to demonstrate its value to me through whatever professional endeavors await me as a Texas music therapist.

    – Anthony Hunter, BEAT Services

    Our Grant And Scholarship Recipients Say:

    This scholarship offers an amazing opportunity for music therapy interns and an impactful one for me as I become a music therapist. Overall, this scholarship is a blessing and a reminder of gratitude that will greatly influence how I finish the remainder of my internship and give back in the future.

    – Gabriella Bernard

    Our Grant And Scholarship Recipients Say:

    We are very happy to have received this fund.  My daughter will benefit a lot from this therapy.  Thank you very much and God bless you.

    Our Grant And Scholarship Recipients Say:

    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.

    See Results

    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

    Music therapy services are funded in a few ways:

    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.

    02. Medicaid Waivers

    Texas Health and Human Services currently covers music therapy services under two Medicaid waivers: CLASS, for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and YES, for youth with emotional and behavioral needs.

    However…

    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.

    Solution:

    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.

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    Music Therapy Grants are awarded to alleviate the financial burden of paying for private music therapy services out of pocket.

    Intern Scholarships are awarded to assist with housing, travel, and related costs of living for music therapy interns in Texas.

    Connect

    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.

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    Complete

    Applications are accepted year-round. Music Therapy Grants are awarded multiple times per year.

    Confirm

    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!

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    P.O. Box 33913 Fort Worth TX 76162

    a 501(c)(3) charitable organization