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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.

Believe in Music 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 was 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 Liz Reisman Fund for School Music Education

Liz Reisman

The Liz Reisman Fund for School Music Education was created to advance music education and honors the legacy and memory of former NAMM board member and music industry leader, Liz Reisman. Learn more to support school music education.

SWIM Fund (Smart Women In Music Fund)

SWIM Fund

The SWIM Fund (Smart Women In Music Fund) supports women in the music products industry in the development of their leadership proficiencies and aspirations. Donate to The SWIM Fund today. Learn more here.

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.

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.

Spotlighting the Best Communities for Music Education

Irvine Unified School District

The Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) is a NAMM Foundation program that shines the national spotlight on schools and districts for their support of and commitment to music in our schools.

The Irvine Unified School District in Southern California is a shining example of such a program, as it provides all of its students––from kindergarten through grade 12––with the opportunity to learn and grow through music.