Brownsburg, IN: Brownsburg Education Foundation: Brownsburg is a suburb just west of Indianapolis; their large public school music program is seeking to increase the number of ukuleles to be able to offer 1:1 availability of instruments for their students in the K-5 age group. This experience also prepares them for entrance into more advanced stringed instruments. CFKF has offered them a matching grant of $1,000 to encourage this public school system’s important and empowering string program.
Buffalo, NY: Jewish Community Center: This JCC offers music instruction to students around the Buffalo area regardless of their race or religious affiliation. They seek to expand the number of instruments available particularly to families unable to afford them; they have a present focus on refugee families from Ukraine, Afghanistan and other countries. CFKF has offered them a matching grant of $1,000 to encourage this organization’s efforts to provide the musical experience particularly for refugee children.
Herman, PA: The Summit School: The Summit School supports the positive development of males grades 7-12 referred by probation officers from a variety of states around the upper Midwest, East and as far away as Texas. Their music program is focused on providing a positive and pro-social experience to students coming from difficult backgrounds and experiences. The student population is ethnically mixed. CFKF is offering them a matching grant of $1,480 to encourage this organization’s important work.
Las Vegas, NV: FAYM: Las Vegas’ Foundation to Assist Young Musicians afterschool program works in an area of Las Vegas with high poverty; their goal with this grant is to replace broken instruments and increase their available inventory for their needy students grades K-12. The student population is primarily Hispanic. CFKF is offering them a matching grant of $1,233 to encourage this organization’s music program for needy kids.
NYC, NY: UpBeat NYC: This organization, formed in 2009, provides free music instruction to students grades K-12 in the South Bronx area of NYC. They need to build inventory to better support the underserved and underrepresented families that participate in the program’s musical work, which is not present in the schools there. The student population is of color (70% Latinx/Hispanic and 30% African American; CFKF is offering them a grant of $1,500 to encourage this organization’s work in an economically and socially challenged area of NYC.
Oxnard, CA: Nyeland Promise: Nyeland Promise’s work in the Nyeland Acres community in Ventura County serves the most economically challenged inhabitants there; the students’ age range from K-12. Their music program focuses on supporting the musical culture of the families there; 100% of the participants are Hispanic, and CFKF is offering them a grant of $1,500 to encourage this organization’s cultural and musical work.
Pittsburgh, PA: Community Specialists Corp.: CSP’s work focuses on at-risk females grades 7-12, providing musical activities that promote healing and growth. Students are referred there by probation officers and Office of Children, Youth and Families. They have a need for more instruments to support their work. CFKF has offered them a matching grant of $1,480 to encourage this organization’s work with at-risk females.
Pompano Beach, FL: Volta Music Foundation: Volta’s afterschool music program serving kids grades K-4 needs support to increase the number of double basses there. The students come from Title I schools, Boy and Girls Club, and community centers. 99% of the students involved are of color. CFKF is offering them a matching grant of $723 to help them acquire another double bass.
San Diego, CA: Youth Symphony: SDYS, which engages students from around the San Diego area, has an Opus Project that seeks out underserved children grades 3–12 for participation in their free instruction and ensemble opportunities. They have a need for more instruments to support this initiative. The student population is ethnically and culturally diverse. CFKF is offering them a matching grant of $1,500 to encourage this well-known youth symphony’s important initiative supporting underserved youth.
Savannah, GA: DUET: This organization serves kids pre-K through ninth grade in the Savannah area. Their focus is on predominantly Black communities in the region; they have a need for many more instruments in order to expand their activities. CFKF is offering them a matching grant of $1,500 to encourage this organization’s efforts for underserved children.
Wichita Falls, TX: Youth Symphony Orchestra: This youth Orchestra’s K-5th Grade program (GCAM) involving students from around the Wichita Falls area needs an influx of new instruments for their rental program, which also allows for periodic maintenance of these instruments. Students are encouraged afterward to audition for upper levels of this organization’s Orchestra program. CFKF is offering them a grant of $1,500 to encourage this Youth orchestra’s ability to offer strings instruction in an area of Texas we are building presence in.