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NAMM Foundation

NAMM - National Association of Music Merchants

The NAMM Foundation is a non-profit organization with the mission of advancing active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs from the international music products industry.


The NAMM Foundation provides support for projects that explore the impact of active music making during various stages of life and on human experience and conditions. The Foundation then promotes this research through the media to educate people of all ages about the proven benefits of playing music.

Program Grants

The NAMM Foundation supports innovative community-based music learning programs that allow more people the opportunity to experience the proven benefits of active music making. In 2010, the NAMM Foundation provided close to $600,000 in grants to worthy organizations and programs.

SupportMusic Coalition and Music Education Advocacy

The NAMM Foundation seeks to strengthen music education in schools and communities nationwide through its SupportMusic Coalition and website. Music and the arts are vital to every child's education. SupportMusic provides tools and resources to advance community support for music education with the idea that local parents, teachers, students and advocates CAN make a difference! The NAMM Foundation also annually releases a list of the "Best Communities for Music Education" honoring schools that demonstrate a strong commitment to music and arts as part of a well-rounded education for every child.

NAMM Foundation official website: http://www.namm.org