Inquiries for Support

Thank you for your interest in the D’Addario Foundation. Does your organization meet the following criteria?

– Not-for-profit or equivalent status
– Affordable or tuition-free instrument instruction
– Frequent instruction; ideally multiple days per week and available as long as possible in a student’s education

If so please write us at providing a description of your program. We will review and respond as soon as possible.

Feel your program does not meet all of the above criteria but uniquely serves a need? Write to us at for feedback and a possible invitation to formally apply for support.

Please keep in mind we do not fund the following:
– Individuals
– Religious, veteran or fraternal organizations
– Telethons, benefits, or fundraisers
– Capital campaigns, endowments or building fund drives
– Political or lobbying organizations
– Short-term initiatives such as performances, masterclasses, festivals, workshops, concerts, summer camps, drum circles, or competitions
– Band boosters or private schools
– Instruments, equipment, or music material requests

The D’Addario Foundation reserves the right to not respond to a request that clearly does not meet the above stated criteria.