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Great News from Cincinnati!

CFKF is excited to share this great update from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, a CFKF matching grant recipient! The Nouveau Program is a brilliant opportunity to pass on orchestral music to the next generation. During the participants’ performances, crowds are elated by the young people’s talent and dedication. All the Nouveau students performed at this […]

1st Quarter 2023 Grants

Congratulations to our 1st Quarter Grant recipients! Chandler, AZ: East Valley Jewish Community Center: This community center serving young children pre-K through kindergarten wishes to start a new string program with guitars for their kids, teaching them motor skills, communication, teamwork and language skills. We’ve offered them a grant of $1,500 to encourage this community […]

2022 4th Quarter Grants

Congratulations to these recipients! Baltimore MD Strawbridge School Music Program: This school serving kids grades 3-12 wishes to further increase their immersion in music with more instruments and community outreach. CFKF has offered them a matching grant of $1,500 from the Hilger reserve to encourage this innovative community initiative. Coral Gables FL G.W. Carver Elementary […]

2022 3rd Quarter Grants

Congratulations to these recipients! Cincinnati, OH: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: This prominent orchestra has created the Nouveau Program, which strives to support increased opportunities in music to kids of African American and Latine heritage. The students receive chamber music coaching and experience in age-appropriate workshops. They have a need for more quality instruments that the students […]


Students are very eager to learn the ukulele. Kearney Public Schools The funding received from [CFKF] has impacted students attending 10 elementary schools. Each school has received a set of ukuleles that are used in music instruction and performances. The ukuleles help us teach our curriculum and build necessary skills students will utilize as they […]

2022 2nd Quarter Grants

Alburquerque, NM Youth Symphony Program: This program serves around 400 students grades 4-12 from around the Albuquerque area; they wish to build sufficient inventory to support students whose families are unable to buy or rent instruments. We’re offering support for several instruments to support this worthwhile program in the Southwest where we are building presence. […]

Our 2022 1st Quarter Grants

Barren County, KY SD: This is a well-established district with a strong orchestral program; they have a strong need for more instruments in their inventory for schools teaching kids grades 4-6. Many of the students served live in low-income households, necessitating the need for more access to instruments. CFKF has offered grant of $1,500 to […]

2021 4th Quarter Grants

Congratulations to our 4th Quarter recipients! Boston MA Community Music Center of Boston: This venerable Boston organization (formed in 1910) offers instruments and training to kids K-12 from around Boston. Located in Boston’s South End, they offer instruction there, but 85% of their activity takes place in schools and community centers around the city. They […]

The Chance to Finally Perform Together

It’s been a difficult year for music at Macedonia Elementarydealing with temporary shut-downs, COVID-19 restrictions, and havingno chances to make music outside of school. These instruments savedus and gave us the chance to finally perform together. The hole leftbehind by the lack of recorders was filled and over 200 4th and 5thgraders got to play […]

2021 1st Quarter Grants

Congratulations to our 1st Quarter grant recipients! Anaheim, CA: Anaheim, CA ESD: This elementary school district in urban Anaheim has an innovative program whereby students grades 4-6 rotate through different kinds of instruments. During this time, ukuleles are ideal instruments to work with during Covid; they also have violins and guitars. We’ve offered a matchinggrant […]