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.

Annual Fund

Join The NAMM Foundation Board of Directors and the NAMM Executive Committee in supporting The NAMM Foundation and its vision to create a world in which the joy of making music is a precious element of daily living for everyone. Learn more here.

Bill Collings Memorial Fund

Bill Collings

The Bill Collings Memorial Fund is established in loving memory of Bill who died July 14, 2017; he was the creative force behind Collings Guitars for over 40 years. Learn more here.



The SWIM Fund (Smart Women In Music Fund) supports women in the music products industry in the development of their leadership proficiencies and aspirations. NAMM Member Christie Carter, of Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville, has provided a $15,000 challenge match donation. All gifts to the SWIM Fund received by February 28 will be matched up to $15,000. Donate to The SWIM  Fund today. Learn more here.

Your Support Will Change Lives

Through its support of music making organizations that advance music education, research and advocacy, and preserve the rich heritage of music making, The NAMM Foundation is making lasting impacts - your financial gift will allow more people to make music and celebrate music education in communities across the US.

Together, We Can Do More

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Teaching Guitar Workshops

Teaching Guitar Workshops trains music teachers to implement classroom guitar instruction.

Dallas Winds Symphony

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Dallas Winds Symphony

The NAMM Foundation’s grant supports Dallas Winds’ School Band Education Enrichment program for all DISD fifth grade students along with scholarships for Dallas Winds summer camp. Through these programs, students are immersed in honing their skills, broaden their musical horizons, and are transformed by the power of music.

“We are proud to partner with the Dallas Independent School District. In the last 5 years, our combined efforts have increased band participation by 43% in an urban district that has a declining overall enrollment. Thanks to the NAMM Foundation support we are expanding our reach annually,” shared Todd Toney, director of Education at Dallas Winds.

To learn more about the Dallas Winds Band Camp, click here