The NAMM Foundation funds grants, research and advocacy in support of music education


Creating a World of Music Making

We envision a world in which the joy of music making is a precious element of daily living for everyone; a world in which every child has a deep desire to learn music and a recognized right to be taught; and in which every adult is a passionate champion and defender of that right.

Help us bring the gift of music making into someone’s life by making a donation today.

Together, We Can Do More

Funds are carefully administered by an expert staff to programs making a profound difference. Here are examples of the lives we’ve touched through NAMM Foundation supported organizations.

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Orchestrating a Brighter Future

San Diego Youth Symphony’s Community Opus Project funded by The NAMM Foundation

Meet thirteen-year-old Bruno Bello. Just a few years ago, Bruno suffered from low self-esteem, became disruptive in class and refused to do his homework.

"Everything I tried was either too easy or I wasn’t good at it, like sports," he admits. Then Bruno discovered music, and soon his world seemed full of possibilities.

He now plays in several youth orchestras, plans to attend a “good college” and hopes to perform in Carnegie Hall one day. Thanks to your gift, kids like Bruno can have access to music making programs that foster confidence, self-discipline and joy.

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Spotlighting the Save the Music Foundation

NAMM Foundation funding supports the expansion efforts of Save the Music Foundation to restore district-wide music education across the United States, including Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified.