The D’Addario Foundation provides monetary and product support to high-quality sustainable music instruction programs on the frontline to improve access to music education. It supports programs that bring music back into communities and schools and get kids playing as early and as frequently as possible. The Foundation believes in the transformative power of music and that mentoring and building communities through music can positively affect social change.
Amount: Grants typically average $2,500. Cash and product donations are awarded.
The Foundation prefers not to provide monetary support for the purchase of instruments, although it provides in-kind donations in the form of product accessories quite often.
Eligibility: Organizations must meet the following criteria:
- Not-for-profit or equivalent status
- Affordable or tuition-free instrument instruction
- Frequent instruction; ideally multiple days per week and available as long as possible in a student’s education
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