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  • MIDI Fund

    The NAMM Foundation and the MIDI Association announce the Launch of The MIDI Fund

    Administered by The NAMM Foundation, the fund will serve to support projects and programs that advance engagement in music-making and the varied and unique options to make, create and explore music made possible by MIDI, the Musical Instrument Digital Interface that allows musical instruments to connect to computers, tablets, cell phones, and each other.
  • Middle School Students Making Music in a classroom

    More to Start, Fewer to Quit (MSFQ): Tips to Help Grow Your Music Program

    Standing for "More to Start, Fewer to Quit," MSFQ is an open-source, monthly newsletter brought to you by the Music Achievement Council. Each month, this free resource will feature a recruiting idea, retention idea, and tip for success for music educators. The goal is to provide timely and impactful ideas that allow educators to grow their programs by recruiting new students and retaining current students
  • Dinah Gretsch

    The NAMM Foundation Welcomes Dinah Gretsch to The Board of Directors

    The NAMM Foundation is honored to welcome Dinah Gretsch to the organization’s board of directors in the role of Vice Chair. As a member of the board, Gretsch will serve a three-year term to guide the work of the non-profit and fulfill its vision to create access to and advance participation in music-making across the lifespan.

The NAMM Foundation represents the generosity and philanthropy of the music products industry.

What We Do

Promoting the joy of music and music making

The NAMM Foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs. A supporting organization of NAMM, the NAMM Foundation is funded by NAMM Members through trade association activities and private donations.

Why Music Matters

Music making is important for all people at every age.

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