Partner Program Examples:

  • Our alumni have had a 100% college acceptance rate over the last five years in a community where only 26% of adults have attended college.” (Aristos y Musicos Latino Americanos – Philadelphia, PA).


  • 100% of high school seniors graduated in four years and attended college, despite high school dropout rates of 50% in the neighborhoods where they live. (Harmony Project,  CA)


  • In a community with a 45% high school graduation rate, and in which only 30-50% of adults hold a high school diploma, 95% of Community Music Works graduates have gone on to college. (Community Music Works, Providence, RI)


100% of every dollar you donate to the D’Addario Foundation goes directly to supporting our partner organizations.  

A note from our director

Dear Friends,

For over 30 years the D’Addario Foundation has been proud to support grassroots not-for-profit organizations that bring music instruction and the gift of music to those that might not otherwise have the opportunity.   We support programs that bring music back to schools, provide scholarship assistance so that students can attend music schools and camps, and fund after- school music education programs that provide a safe haven for kids in disadvantaged areas.  We pride ourselves on our ability to identify the finest quality programs with the deepest impact to support.

In addition the foundation honors its legacy by not only presenting some of the most talented young classical guitarists in the D’Addario Performance Series at the 92nd Street Y in New York City as well as at venues in San Francisco, but also by providing assistance to the many classical guitar organizations throughout the world that host exceptional educational events, festivals and programs.

There is a critical need now to support music education.  Help us build healthier communities by investing in the positive development of children through music.   A small donation will go a very long way to assist these organizations and people that work tirelessly to bring the magical experience of music to others.

We are grateful for your support and belief in our mission!

Sincerely, Suzanne D’Addario Brouder