What We Do

What We Do

There are thousands of worthy music education programs that deserve support, and many nonprofit organizations out there doing great work in an effort to fill the void in music education for children.

Rather than reinventing the wheel, we support other nonprofits that supplement traditional classroom-based music education.

Furthermore, we support independent, community-based initiatives that provide engaging and innovative music instruction outside of the classroom.

Through this broad-based approach, we provide our donors with the confidence that their generosity offers the highest quality music education to the greatest number of underserved youth.

What We Fund

We focus on funding organizations who are committed to contributing not simply to a child’s musical skill, but also to their ongoing development. We ask, "in addition to teaching kids music, what lasting impact will your program have on a child's overall development and growth into young adulthood?"

Our goal is that, through music education, we can contribute to a child's overall well-being, helping them gain skills and abilities that will allow them to succeed in school, at work and in life.

Examples of Ongoing Development:

To further understand how we approach funding, take a look at some of the programs we have supported:

Little Kids Rock focuses on engaged learning, by revision and approximation.

Music Haven guides students through the course of their education - from grammar school to high school - and then assists their students in facilitating employment.

INTEMPO engages directly with the families of students to offer multi-year development and tutoring.

Eligible organizations must demonstrate a commitment to building strong connections between in-school and out-of-school learning experiences as well as continuous pathways to college, career, and life success.

SpreadMusicNow does not accept unsolicited applications. Rather, we cultivate relationships in targeted cities nationally and invite proposals for funding.

Our Grant Recipients

If you'd like to learn more about some of the organizations we fund, please visit our Grant Recipients page.