WHAT KIND OF ORGANIZATION IS THE PLAYING FOR CHANGE FOUNDATION ?
The Playing For Change Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2007 to use music education to create positive change for children and communities in need around the world.
HOW DO YOU FINANCE YOUR MUSIC SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS ?
The Playing For Change Foundation relies entirely on the contributions and donations of its supporters to keep its mission alive. In 2021 funds raised through special events represented about 61.2% of our annual income, while 24% came from grants and 14.7% from individual donations...
HOW IS THE MONEY SPENT ?
In 2021, 65.6% of our income went directly to program expenses, 6% was spent on administrative costs, and 28.4% went toward fundraising and marketing.
WHAT’S THE IMPACT ?
3,000 children youth from 17 different countries have access to music and arts education through our schools and programs. Beyond the positive impact of music on the lives of these children, we provide jobs to musicians and administrators in different communities around the world.
HOW CAN I HELP ?
There are many ways to help advance our mission, including hosting a fundraising event or by becoming an official Playing For Change Foundation sponsor.
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WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED ?
The PFC Foundation operates in 17 different countries around the world, and is comprised of over 200 teachers, administrators, staff members and collaborators. Our main office is located in Santa Monica, California, a few blocks away from where Roger Ridley started the song Stand By Me, whose success was the starting point for our movement.
WHERE CAN I SEE THE NUMBERS ?
We believe in transparency: you can access all of our financial records and annual reports
HOW ABOUT PRIVACY AND USERS PERSONAL DATA ?
We don’t collect any of your personal info, other than information you voluntarily provide. We don’t share or sell your personal info to advertisers or other third parties.