GAL Membership Grant Program

Due to the economic downturn we have decided to offer a limited number of one-time grants to help offset the cost of membership to luthiers who are experiencing economic hardship. New or renewing members are welcome to take advantage of this grant program, and we would especially like to encourage younger folks to participate.

This grant program is on the honor system - please pick the level that fits your need. Funds are limited, so if you can afford to chip-in half, that will make more grants available to more members.

Grants are being offered at two levels:

Full grant - $5 annual dues ($55 grant)
Half grant - $30 annual dues ($30 grant)

We cannot cover postage costs for memberships outside the US, so $12 will be added to your dues.

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Additional information

Ship to

United States, Outside United States

Membership Year

2020, 2021

Grant Category

Half Grant, Full Grant

We are funding these grants with money from our Bob Mattingly Memorial Fund, which was established by the family of the late luthier Bob Mattingly for the purpose of furthering education in the field.

New Members: We suggest you join for 2020 with your grant, so you’ll receive three issues now and one at the end of the year. (If you join for 2021, your first issue won’t arrive until Spring 2021.) Please read the membership benefits on the main membership page.

If you have questions, contact Deb with our contact form.