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Levitt AMP[Your City] Grant Opportunity


Levitt AMP[Your City] Grant Opportunity
Monday, September 12 - Wednesday, September 21



The voting has ended and we have the second most votes. Columbia, you are amazing and we are so grateful to be a part of this community!

Now we wait to see if we receive a grant.

The Koger Center for the Arts has applied for a LEVITT AMP [YOUR CITY] GRANT AWARD
Winning cities will receive a $90K multi-year grant for a free, live music series in Columbia.

The Koger Center for the Arts at the University of South Carolina is now in the running to bring a free outdoor music series to Columbia starting in 2023.  

Supported by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a social impact funder at the intersection of music and public spaces Columbia hopes to qualify as one of the Top 20 finalists in the public voting phase of the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards. The public is urged to support the Koger Center’s proposal by participating in the public voting process, via online or text, taking place from September 12–21, 2022, at 

The Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards are an exciting, multi-year matching grant opportunity created by the Levitt Foundation to serve small to mid-sized towns and cities with populations up to 250,000. Nonprofits will receive a total matching grant of $90,000 over three years (2023, 2024, and 2025 at $30,000/year) to produce their own Levitt AMP Music Series—an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse lineup of professional musicians that reimagines an underused public space to create an inclusive destination for people of all ages and backgrounds.  

The Koger Center for the Arts submitted the proposal for Columbia to present the free music series on the Koger Center for the Arts Plaza Stage. Columbia’s proposal will be posted on the Levitt Foundation website, starting on September 8, where the public can vote and learn more about the 36 communities from across the country that have advanced to the voting phase. An individual may vote for up to five proposals but may vote for the same proposal only once. There are two easy ways for the public to cast their vote: online at or via text to 866-AMP-2023 (866-267-2023) with the keyword COLUMBIA. 

Reflecting the Levitt Foundation’s mission that all Levitt projects are community-driven, the voting phase of the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards is an important way to measure community support. The number of online and text votes received for the Koger Center will be one of the key factors when the Levitt Foundation selects the grant recipients this November. 


Public voting opens September 12, at 1:00 p.m. and ends September 21, at 8:00 p.m
The Top 20 finalists will be selected through the online and text-to-vote public voting phase. The Levitt Foundation will then review the top proposals and will select up to 10 Levitt AMP grant recipients, which will be announced on November 15, 2022. 

 Learn more at