“I truly believe that every child is born a genius, filled with endless possibility.”

—Marin Alsop, OrchKids Founding Director & BSO Music Director

The D’Addario Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the strings and accessories company, recently honored its latest batch of fantastic grant recipients, which provide meaningful and long-lasting music education to children. Grantees this time around included the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids program ($6,000), the Metropolitan Youth Symphony ($2,000), and Seattle JazzED ($2,000).

D’Addario has awarded $46,000 to local music-based nonprofits this year, and more than $517,000 to 242 music education not-for-profits in 40 states and 6 countries outside of the US.

“Our purpose is to not only provide financial support to organizations like these,” said Suzanne D’Addario Brouder, executive director of the foundation, “but also to recognize and raise visibility for the tireless, incredibly impactful and innovative work being done using music as a powerful tool for positive social and academic development.”

Learn more about these amazing programs by watching the short videos below.

BSO’s OrchKids program

Metropolitan Youth Symphony

Seattle JazzED

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