Since its inception in 1997, VH1 Save The Music Foundation has partnered with The NAMM Foundation to help further their mission of raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s well-rounded, complete education. Over the past 20 years, VH1 Save The Music Foundation has served over 2,000 schools, donating over $53 million worth of new musical instruments to schools around the country and impacting the lives of millions.
Through strategic partnerships with school districts and NAMM member companies, VH1 Save The Music Foundation provides brand new musical instruments, equipment, method books, professional development and program support to public elementary and middle schools, jump-starting dormant music programs across the country. Along with help from NAMM members Instrumental Music Center (AZ) and West Music (IA), this year’s NAMM Foundation Music Making Program grant delivered Keys + Kids Piano Grant packages to Tucson High Magnet School in Arizona and Franklin Middle School in Iowa to assist in the growth of the schools’ music programs.
“We give instruments and equipment to schools to help kids, schools and communities realize their full potential through the power of making music," said Chiho Feindler, senior director of programs and policy for VH1 Save The Music Foundation. "The NAMM Foundation is helping us achieve our goal of students making music by providing financial support so that we can place instruments in schools that need it most.”