For Immediate Release
Chloe Ecton

Congratulations to California Casualty’s 2022 Music and Arts Grant Recipients

San Mateo, CA, October 13, 2022—After careful consideration of nearly 661 applications, California Casualty has designated 66 schools throughout the country as 2022 Music and Arts Grant awardees.

The recipients, representing 23 states, demonstrated a strong financial need that aligned with the purpose of the program – to keep music and arts in schools.

Arts and music programs have long been shown to enhance students’ critical thinking skills, foster creativity, and improve their concentration, motivation, and confidence. With COVID-19 still having an impact on communities and schools, the arts continue to play a critical role in helping children express themselves, connect with each other, process stress, and stay engaged in their ever-changing learning environment.

California Casualty’s $15,000 in grants will give more students a chance to learn music, act in a school play, or hone their artistic talents throughout the 2022-2023 academic year.

“It’s vital that students have the opportunities to engage in creative endeavors,” said Jonathan Adkisson, President and CEO of California Casualty. “We are proud to do our part to assist educators in music and art education.”

The grants* of $250 each will provide financial assistance for efforts such as:

  • Clay and glaze for a 1st-grade kiln pottery class
  • Purchase an elementary class set of boomwhackers, a rhythm instrument used to teach music, listening, and social skills
  • The making of peace ornaments for elementary students to hang throughout the community and spread beauty and peace
  • Sheet music for high school band
  • Replacing broken xylophone mallets for elementary classroom
  • Replace flood-damaged percussion equipment at elementary school

*2022 Music and Arts Awardees by State

R.B. Hudson STEAM Academy, Selma

Glendale American, Glendale

Lyndale Elementary, San Jose
Loma Vista Elementary, Brentwood
Venture Academy, Stockton
Dr. Mildred Dalton Henry Elementary School, San Bernardino
Highland High School, Palmdale
Kings Canyon Middle School, Fresno
Shasta High School, Redding
South Valley High School, Ukiah
El Rancho Charter School, Anaheim
San Pasqual Elementary School, Escondido
Sky View Elementary, Perris
Crosby Elementary School, Garden Grove
Lindbergh STEM Academy, Long Beach
Arundel Elementary School, San Carlos
Carmel Creek Elementary School, San Diego
Desert Oasis Continuations High School, El Centro
Stonehurst CDC State Pre-K, Oakland

Washington Elementary, Canon City
Jackson Elementary, Greeley
Monaco Elementary, Commerce City

Stamford High School, Stamford

North Dover Elementary, Dover

Venture High School, Coeur d'Alene
Nezperce Elementary School, Nezperce

Fox Lake School District 114, Spring Grove
Roxana CUSD #1, Roxana

Northaven Elementary, Jeffersonville
Warren Central High School, Indianapolis

Fredonia Junior Senior High School, Fredonia
Jardine Elementary, Topeka

Hartstern Elementary, Louisville

Eaton Park Elementary, Abbeville

Gale-Bailey Elementary, Marbury

Helen S Dunn School, Greenbush

Gracemor Elementary, Kansas City
Moline Elementary School, Saint Louis

New Jersey
Forked River School, Forked River
Midland School, Rochelle Park
Dr. JP Cleary Elementary School, Minotola
Langston Hughes School, East Orange

New Mexico
Jose Barrios Elementary School, Silver City

Cardinal Local School District, Middlefield
McCord Middle School, Columbus
East Palestine High School, East Palestine

Raleigh Park Elementary, Beaverton
Salem Heights Elementary, Salem
Newberg High School, Newberg

Homer-Center School District, Homer City
Hermitage School District, Hermitage

Kellam High School, Virginia Beach

Three Rivers Elementary, Pasco
South Ridge Elementary, Ridgefield
Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary, Yakima
University Elementary, Spokane Valley
Tyee Middle School Band, Bellevue
Chief Sealth International High School, Seattle
Emerson Elementary School, Seattle

Alta Vista Elementary School, Cheyenne

California Casualty’s Music and Arts Grant program receives applications year-round. To be considered for a 2023 award, educators at public K-12 schools can apply for a $250 Music and Arts Grant at Applicants must be a current member of the state NEA affiliate or one of the other participating educator associations including ACSA, CASE, COSA, KASA, NASA, or UASSP.

Music and Arts Grant From California Casualty