2019 stsml grant coming sooN!

Keep checking back here or on our social media to stay updated on all the details surrounding the 2019 Sub City Songs That Saved My Life Grant. We can’t wait to hear your incredible ideas and find our next recipient! For now, learn more about our current and past winners below.



Find Your Anchor is a non-profit, grassroots movement aimed at suicide prevention, awareness and education. They create and send resource boxes filled with materials designed to inspire, sooth, and offer support to those struggling and contemplating suicide. By providing ideas, support, and inspiration in each box, Find Your Anchor aims to remind everyone that there are people all over the country waiting to listen, that they're not alone, and that there is hope.

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Our 2017 winner:

Half Access is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to making live music more accessible to the disabled community.

“The Sub City grant gave me the opportunity to turn my advocacy into an organized movement for change. It opened doors for me to find others who are equally as passionate about diversity and inclusion."

-Cassie Wlson, Half Access

Half Access was founded by Cassie Wilson in Portland, OR in the spring of 2017 when Wilson was 18 years old. Wilson, now 20, is disabled and uses a wheelchair when attending concerts. After facing repeated discrimination at general admission venues for a few years, her frustration grew and she quickly realized nothing was going to change anytime soon. She turned that frustration into productive energy, and started Half Access. Soon after, she applied for the first ever, 2017 Sub City Alternative Press Music Awards Grant for $10,000 presented by Hopeless Records, and was the recipient of it. She accepted the award at the APMAs in July of 2017. Since then, Half Access has become an official 501(c)(3) non-profit.