Residency Requirement: Gospel Music Singer

Funding: unclear

What is the Gospel Music Trust Fund?

The Trust Fund was founded in 1983 by the late Herman Harper former member of the Oak Ridge Boys and President of The Harper Agency, a major booking agency for gospel artists. It exists to provide financial assistance, in the event of an emergency or major catastrophe, terminal or severe illness, to individuals who have derived a substantial portion of their income from the field of Gospel music.

The Gospel Music Trust Fund was developed through generous donations and fundraising activities by numerous Gospel music artists, songwriters and musicians, major music companies and publishers, and caring fans. The Trust Fund has distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to artists, writers, musicians and business professionals in need from all genres of Gospel music.

The Purpose of the Gospel Music Trust Fund

The Purpose of the Gospel Music Trust Fund is to give financial assistance in the nature of gifts in time of need, in the event of an emergency or major catastrophe, terminal or severe illness without efficient insurance, to individuals who derive or have derived a substantial portion of their income from the field of gospel music. An individual requesting assistance within the purpose of the Trust Fund, for themselves or their children must have ten years of full-time employment within the Gospel/Christian music field.

How does the Trust Fund work?

Requests for financial assistance should be made in writing to the Gospel Music Trust Fund. All requests are reviewed and considered by the GMTF trustees and are kept in the strictest of confidence. Financial assistance meeting the Trust Fund guidelines and approved by the trustees is paid directly to the applicant’s creditors.

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This site was created to give more visibility for funds and initiatives that support crew members and musicians impacted by COVID-19. It is managed by Effect Partners. Want to get in contact? Reach out to andrew@effectpartners.com.

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