NAMM Foundation Announces $675K in Grants

The NAMM Foundation has announced grants to 28 music-making organizations totaling $675,000. The beneficiaries include 21 domestic and seven international music service organizations, and each provide access to music-making opportunities across a variety of different communities and demographics.

"Through the transformative work of these organizations, thousands of people will discover or advance their love and desires for making music," said Mary Luehrsen, executive director of the NAMM Foundation. "And these projects also advance new music learning experiences and capacity — all essential for creating more music makers."

This year, three new beneficiaries were selected as grantees: First Nations Development Institute, Music Haven and UCLArts & Healing. These beneficiaries, as well as the others, were chosen as each organization's mission aligns with the foundation's commitment to creating and supporting access to quality music education programs to inspire a lifelong love of music-making.

Since its inception in 1994, the NAMM Foundation's annual grant program has donated more than $18 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 NAMM and its 10,400 member companies worldwide.