For Immediate Release
Mark Goldberg 719.532.8436

California Casualty has Dollars for Public School Music and Art Programs


San Mateo, CA, February 1, 2019 – California Casualty has introduced a new grant program to benefit school music and arts programs. Educators at public K-12 schools can apply for a $250 Music and Arts Grant at The entry deadline is June 30, 2019, with grants awarded in September.

The grant is designed to foster creativity in schools such as choir, band, dance, film, theater, computer arts and graphics or any K-12 curriculum that employs art for learning.

California Casualty has partnered with education associations since 1951 and understands the importance of music and arts education for children. Numerous studies have concluded that sharing a love of the arts enhances students’:

  • Brain development
  • Creativity
  • Classroom involvement

Music and art curriculum has also been shown to reduce disciplinary issues and dropout rates.

Unfortunately, arts education at many schools has been reduced or eliminated because of budget cuts. California Casualty hopes to fill the need with the Music and Arts Grant. The funds will be used to subsidize music and arts programs or projects in the classroom. Applicants must be a current member, or referred by a current member, of the state NEA affiliate or one of the other participating educator associations including ACSA, CASE, COSA, KASA, NASA or UASSP.

A pilot program in 2018 helped fund:

  • Ukuleles for the Kennydale Elementary School (WA) music and dance program
  • Uniforms, robes and instruments for the Edison High School (MN) choir and band program
  • Sketch books and art supplies for Highland Park Central Elementary School (KS)

“We want to help students soar with music, dance, fine art and other creative outlets,” said California Casualty AVP Brian Goodman.

Apply now for the California Casualty Music and Arts Grant, and the chance to receive $250 for a worthy music, art or performance project, at

Founded in 1914, California Casualty provides the NEA Auto and Home Insurance Program. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, with Service Centers in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas, California Casualty has been led by four generations of the Brown family. To learn more about California Casualty, or to request an auto insurance quote, please visit or by calling 1.800.800.9410.

Music and Arts Grant Poster