The Playing For Change Foundation relies entirely on the contributions and donations of its supporters to keep its mission alive. These donations directly help to build, staff and equip new and existing music schools in communities in need of hope and inspiration.

Our mission is grounded in inspiration, and in addition to your monetary support, we need your inspiration too. We strive to connect the world through music and in so doing, we also strive to connect our advocates with our cause. Our growing community of sponsors, from the individual to the corporation, has the opportunity to be creatively involved and linked to the growth and spirit of our cause.




On Saturday, September 20th artists, musicians, and music lovers -- people like you -- gathered all over the world to play for change. Performances in concert halls, cafes, and on street corners created a positive global vibration. The 4th annual PFC Day was a record-breaker, with 440 events in 61 countries -- nearly 100 events more than we had in 2013! Funds raised through PFC Day will support the Playing For Change Foundation’s music education programs for children. Check out our slideshow with some highlights from the day, and THANK YOU to all who took part!



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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Create Your Own Campaign

Building awareness and raising money for the Playing For Change Foundation can come in infinite forms. Use your unique talents, or brainstorm with your peers for a fundraising idea in partnership with us. Many individuals and corporations alike have found a causal link with their capabilities and our mission. The collective vision of our musicians inspired us; how can our cause to support them inspire you to plan and execute a successful campaign?

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Host a Concert or Event

Planning a nonprofit music benefit concert or event will take organization and time, but it can be a rewarding experience for everyone involved. There are many people, such as performers in the arts, who are willing to provide their services in support of a cause. Perhaps you are musician and would like to host a concert for one of our schools? Would you like to screen Playing For Change videos with your community and raise money for our Foundation? One of the best ways to spread the word and raise money for our cause is the creation of benefit musical events of any size.

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