NEW YORK, NY — September 3, 2019 — Young Audiences Arts for Learning (Young Audiences) has been named a grant recipient of The NAMM Foundation. The organization was selected as one of 28 music-making organizations to receive a grant to fund vital programs that provide access to music-making opportunities across a variety of different communities and demographics.
“Through the transformative work of these organizations, thousands of people will discover or advance their love and desires for making music,” said Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director of The NAMM Foundation. “And these projects also advance new music learning experiences and capacity – all essential for creating more music makers.”
The grants serve to underscore the Foundation’s mission to advance participation in music making and offer quality access to all people. This award will be used to support, sustain, and expand The NAMM Foundation Nonprofit Management Institute, which has been organized and implemented by Young Audiences for the past three consecutive years. Held annually in conjunction with The NAMM Show, the Nonprofit Management Institute serves a wide range of organizations supporting music learning opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Institute participants attend a series of educational sessions focused on key topics in nonprofit administration and receive a certificate of completion from The NAMM Foundation upon their fulfillment of Institute requirements.
“Young Audiences Arts for Learning greatly appreciates The NAMM Foundation’s continued investment in the Nonprofit Management Institute. Participants in the 2020 Institute can look forward to educational sessions focused on governance and strategic direction, program development, fundraising, and timely issues impacting music education. Through this initiative, we look forward to sharing best practices and resources to help music service nonprofits grow and succeed,” said David A. Dik, National Executive Director of Young Audiences.
Since its inception in 1994, The NAMM Foundation’s annual grant program has donated more than $18 million in support to domestic and international music education programs, scientific research, advocacy, and public service programs related to music-making. The grants are funded in part by donations from the National Association of Music Merchants and its 10,400 member companies worldwide.
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About Young Audiences Arts for Learning
Founded in 1952, Young Audiences Arts for Learning is the nation’s largest art-in-education network serving more than 5 million young people each year. Young Audiences works to support its diverse network of affiliated organizations that are each dedicated to playing a decisive role in young people’s personal, artistic, and educational development. Learn more about Young Audiences and its mission to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts at www.youngaudiences.org.
About The NAMM Foundation
The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit organization funded in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its 10,300 members. The Foundation’s mission is to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs. For more information about The NAMM Foundation, please visit www.nammfoundation.org.