The NAMM Foundation has announced that the organization will benefit 24 different music education programs with $675,000 in grants. The beneficiaries, located both domestically and abroad, provide access and instruction to a variety of different communities and demographics. While unique in instrumentation and location, each organization’s mission underscores the Foundation’s commitment to creating and supporting access to quality music education programs to inspire a life-long love of music making.
Since its inception in 1994, The NAMM Foundation’s annual grant program has donated more than $16 million in support to domestic and international music education programs, scientific research, advocacy and public service programs related to music making. The grants are funded in part by donations from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and its 10,300 member companies worldwide.
The 2017 beneficiaries of The NAMM Foundation grants are as follows:
- Anafima Associação Nacional dos Fabricantes de Instrumentos Musicais e Audio LTda (ANAFIMA)
- Australian Music Association
- Coalition for Music Education in Canada
- Dallas Wind Symphony
- EngAge, Inc
- Guitars and Accessories Marketing Association
- Guitars in the Classroom
- John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
- Little Kids Rock
- The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
- Music For All
- Musical Futures Australia
- National Piano Foundation
- National String Project Consortium
- Notes for Change, Inc.
- Orchestre a’ L’Ecole
- Percussion Marketing Council
- Percussive Arts Society
- San Diego Youth Symphony
- SongwritingWith: Soldiers
- The Sphinx Organization, Inc.
- Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME)
- VH1 Save the Music Foundation
- Young Audiences Arts for Learning
For complete details on the grants, visit: http://bit.ly/2vFW67O