Our Mission

We, at the Juanita Grant Music Endowment Fund, believe that Jazz is the most original art form in America and should be celebrated as widely in our community as it has been around the world.  In our loving effort to continue to spread the appreciation of jazz, we have stated Our Mission below:


  • To honor the memory of Juanita Grant by continuing to promote jazz as a viable and expressive art form.
  • To encourage young people who have chosen “music” as a career through their educational focus.
  • To provide scholarships or financial aide to music majors.
  • To provide a platform where people can connect and to share musical experiences, find mentors and find opportunities to grow.
  • To showcase local talent as well as to build a bond, a bridge with successful artists who have moved away; artists who have strong ties to the Tidewater community, in an effort to encourage young musicians to strive to greater heights .