Grants: Articles & News

  • Grantee Spotlight: The Sphinx Organization

    The Sphinx Organization, first awarded a NAMM Foundation Music Making Grant in 2017, strives to transform lives through the power of diversity in the arts.
  • Grantee Spotlight: Music for All

    Music for All, the charity arm of the United Kingdom’s Music Industries Association, is a 11-year NAMM Foundation grantee that inspires more music makers through their outreach programs like Learn to Play Day and Make Music Day.
  • Grantee Spotlight: Dallas Wind Symphony

    The NAMM Foundation has partnered with the Dallas Wind Symphony for eight years, bolstering their outreach efforts and sponsoring students to attend the Dallas Winds summer Band Camp.
  • The NAMM Foundation Announces $675k in Music Making Grants to Twenty-Five Organizations

    The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM) has announced that the organization will benefit 25 music making organizations to a total sum of $675,000. The beneficiaries hail from all corners of the world and while each is unique in the instruction and areas it serves, the beneficiaries share in the Foundation’s mission creating and supporting access to quality music education programs to inspire a life-long love of music making.
  • Grantee Spotlight: Coalition for Music Education in Canada

    The Coalition for Music Education in Canada, a 16-year NAMM Foundation Music Making Grantee, was founded in 1992 to improve the state of music education in Canada. The Coalition’s mission is to raise the awareness and understanding of the role that music education plays in Canadian culture, and to promote the benefits that music education brings to young people.
  • Grantee Spotlight: ANAFIMA

    ANAFIMA, Associação Nacional Da Indústria da Música, is the Brazilian music industry association that serves over 1,200 people annually across Brazil. A third-time NAMM Foundation grantee, ANAFIMA has utilized the grant to increase Brazil’s participation in Music Teaching Week, which aims to use education as an instrument to generate a passion for music, and Make Music Day.
  • Grantee Spotlight: Australian Music Association

    The Australian Music Association (AMA) is the voice of the music products industry and helping to grow music making in Australia. The AMA has been a NAMM Foundation grantee partner for over nine years which has enabled them to create music making opportunities both in schools and the community, which continues to benefit the industry.
  • Grantee Spotlight: Orchestre à l’Ecole

    For the past several years, The NAMM Foundation has distributed music making grants to support a select number of nonprofit public service organizations. These organizations have missions to expand access and opportunity to music education for thousands of individuals and provide innovative music education and hands-on music making programs. One such program is Orchestre à l’Ecole which is changing the lives of students across France by getting them involved in orchestra classes.
  • Gard Scholarship Award Recipient, Randi Martin, Reflects on Working for a NAMM Retailer

    Randi Martin, a 2017 Gard recipient, gained experience in the music products industry working with Menchey Music Service, a NAMM member company that specializes in instrument rentals and school service.
  • Grantee Spotlight: National String Project Consortium

    The National String Project Consortium (NSPC), a NAMM Foundation grantee for 11 years, is dedicated to increasing the number of children playing stringed instruments while also addressing the shortage of string teachers in the U.S