Philadelphia Music Project The Philadelphia Music Project (PMP) was initiated by The Pew Charitable Trusts in 1989 to foster artistic excellence and innovation in the region's non-profit music community. PMP meets this objective by supporting commissions and productions of new works, presentations of large-scale or long-neglected works, collaborations, expanded concert seasons, and similar programmatic enhancements. Grants range from $5,000 to $160,000 and fund projects, regardless of musical genre, that contribute to the advancement of participating organizations. PMP also sponsors an annual conference intended to address issues relevant to the field, with a particular focus on progress in music technology. Since 1989, the Philadelphia Music Project has received $6,500,000 in funding from the Trusts, including a recent grant of $2,174,000 in December 1999. The Philadelphia Music Project is administered by Settlement Music School. The Pew Charitable Trusts support nonprofit activities in the areas of culture, education, the environment, health and human services, public policy and religion. Based in Philadelphia, the Trusts make strategic investments to help organizations and citizens develop practical solutions to difficult problems. In 1999, with approximately $4.9 billion in assets, the Trusts committed over $250 million to 206 nonprofit organizations. Music Directory