MUSIC EMPOWERS

SpreadMusicNow funds high-quality music education and creative youth development to support underserved students' educational, career, and life success.

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Music Student of the Month

Miguel Angel Sosa Jr is in the music program at Neighborhood Studios in Bridgeport, CT, and was nominated by Jonathan French. He is 10 years old and has been playing the piano for 4 years.

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Since its inception in 2014, SpreadMusicNow has made over $1,700,000 in grants to music programs across the nation.

Facing the Crisis
at Hand

Confidence. Creativity. Collaboration. These are just some of the things that improve when a child participates in structured, rigorous music education.

Multiple studies have shown that students who study music develop stronger academic skills, and in general, enjoy a higher quality of life than peers who do not have access to music education. Unfortunately, public arts education budgets leave many students with minimal exposure to music education. This trend has taken an especially harsh toll on high-need students in underserved communities.

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What We Do

SpreadMusicNow funds high-quality music education and creative youth development for underserved students in and out of school.

We partner with nonprofit music education and youth development organizations, school systems, higher education, and cultural institutions and venues. We value the relationship between creative youth development and creative placemaking and prioritize locations where we have a direct and ongoing connection to community success. As a Connecticut-based organization, we prioritize community leaders here first but also work nationally to advance our mission and partner with allied organizations.

Through this broad-based approach, we provide our donors with the confidence that their generosity makes a meaningful contribution to the success of underserved young people.

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What
We Fund

We focus our funding on programs whose organizational model contributes not simply to a child's music skill, but to their ongoing development. We ask, "in addition to teaching kids music, what effects will your program have on a child's development over the course of their lives as young adults?"

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