What We Do

Health Care

Musicians spend countless hours to fill our lives with the beautiful sounds. They pour themselves into their craft, oftentimes while managing their own promotion and booking. Many of them are doing so without access to health care, an essential part of their career advancement. Midwest Music Foundation provides grants for musicians in need of urgent care.

The application for Abby’s Fund for Musicians’ Health Care is below. Learn about our annual benefit concert for the fund, Apocalypse Meow. Become a member, volunteer, or make a simple donation with the links to the right.

Abby’s Fund for Musicians’ Health Care
Grant Application

Abby’s Fund for Musicians’ Health Care provides grants to musicians faced with emergency health care expenses. This application will determine your eligibility, and will be reviewed by the Midwest Music Foundation’s Grant Committee. Please email the Executive Director, Rhonda Lyne, to set up an appointment for an interview and to ensure we received your application.

Sensitive information may be kept on file and used for the purpose of determining eligibility but not on this website. Applicants who are not performers but engage in other aspects of the musical arts community (such as sound engineers and venue employees) are also encouraged to apply. Other resources may be available to those who do not meet all criteria. Funds are dispensed on a case-by-case basis.


  • Must reside in Kansas City or surrounding areas.
  • Must provide three references who will be contacted.
  • Must currently be employed or have been employed in the last 12 months as a musician.
  • Must be able to provide documentation upon request.