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. Donation from individuals represent about 60% of our annual income, while 11% comes from other foundations or companies and 25% comes from fundraising events.

HOW IS THE MONEY SPENT ?

65% of our income goes directly to program expenses, 22% is spent on administrative costs, and 13% goes toward fundraising and marketing. In 2015, it cost us 15 cents to raise one dollar.

WHAT’S THE IMPACT ?

Over 2,000 children from 10 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.
Learn more here

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED ?

The PFC Foundation operates in 11 different countries around the world, and is comprised of over 70 teachers, administrators, and staff members. 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
here.