Inspiring Performance. Expanding Minds.

Our Mission

The D’Addario Foundation is a unique non-profit grant-making organization providing monetary and product support to high-quality sustainable music instruction programs on the frontline to improve access to music education. We support programs that bring music back into communities and schools and get kids playing as early and as frequently as possible. The D'Addario Foundation believes in the transformative power of music and that mentoring and building communities through music can positively affect social change.


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Classical Guitar

The D'Addario Foundation is steadfast in its commitment to supporting the classical guitar community. In addition to providing performance opportunities to talented artists, the foundation sets aside a portion of its funding and in-kind gifts to support deserving classical guitar organizations throughout the world. In keeping with the foundation mission, organizations are required to illustrate a strong educational component to their programming in order to be considered for funding.

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