creating positive change through
music & arts education

What We Do

Get to Know the Students, Teachers and Stories of PFCF's Music Programs

Stand By Me Scholarship Program

Stand By Me Scholarships provide funding for students to attend PFCF music programs for 1 year


Feb 23, 2015

PFCF Receives GuideStar Gold!

by Shauna Murray

The Playing For Change Foundation recently received the GuidesStar Exchange Gold participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by, the premier source of nonprofit information. This recognition demonstrates the PFC Foundation’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.  The foundation has worked hard to showcase their progress

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Featured Volunteer

PFC’s Bloomington Ambassador Starts Concert Series Nick Huster

I was first inspired by Playing For Change along with many people in the rest of the world when the Stand By Me video went viral. I started following the media project and fell in love when I saw that the foundation was established and had started providing music education around the world. In college I studied Ethnomusicology, Spanish, and Management, and I have always dreamed of doing work that uses the arts for community enrichment and empowerment.


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Repairs two instruments

Repairs two instruments

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Madal drum

Provides a madal drum, benefiting a child and local craftsman

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