FAQ | Partnering and Fundraising
How can I fundraise for Save The Music Foundation?

Starting a fundraiser for Save The Music is easy! You can learn more about how to start a fundraiser on our website here.

If I start a fundraiser through your site, where does the money go?

If you start a fundraiser through our site, your fundraiser will include a charity card. This means any money that you raise will be sent automatically to our organization, no need to collect or send anything. Your funds will go directly to helping support music programs all over the country.

How can my company bring music programs to an entire community?

Save The Music relies on the generosity of our partners, companies that are built on a culture of caring and helping others. Invest in your community by underwriting a school’s full music program, piano, intro to music or tech grants to jumpstart the school’s music program. Learn more about sponsoring a school or district here.

How does my company partner with Save The Music?

Your company could become a corporate sponsor or partner of Save The Music Foundation. Check out our Brand Partnerships page to learn about the latest ways to get your brand involved with our non-profit.

Can I donate a percentage of proceeds to Save The Music?

If you are an individual interested in donating a portion of proceeds from your project, fundraiser, or organization, you can easily send us your collected funds through our website or please learn about the other ways you can donate.

If you’d like to use our assets to support your project; please check out our fundraiser tools with downloads to our assets including logos. If you represent a brand or company interested in a larger partnership, please visit our Brand Partnerships page for more information.

Can I donate my funds to a specific school or city?

YES, but there are a few limitations. We are happy to discuss restricting your donation to a Save The Music school in an area that we are projected to grant in. See our current community market list. If we are not currently granting in your desired city, we can guarantee your money will go to good use rebuilding music education in public schools that really need it.

Are you hiring?

Save The Music is a small operation of 10 staff members. We are not often hiring for new positions, but please check our Linkedin page for updates and new postings. We usually post on Idealist.org – you can set up an alert on Idealist for any job opening under our account. 

Can I intern at Save The Music?

We recruit and hire interns three times a year: 

  • Fall/Winter Internships – End of July
  • Spring Internships – Mid-October/November
  • Summer Internships – March

If you are interested in learning more about our internship opportunities (Spring, Summer or Fall), please visit our listing here.

What are the rules to using the Save The Music logo and name in my fundraiser or event?

We are more than happy to provide our resources to make your fundraiser more successful, but we do ask that you use our name & logo appropriately and submit for approval before making anything public. Check out our “Logo & Name Use” page here.

I want to raise money for my students and my school, can I do that through your site?

Not quite. Our website will lead you through a step by step process to set up a fundraiser to raise money specifically for our organization and all the funds you raise will be directly sent to us. If you’d like to raise money specifically for your school or organization, here are a few resources: 

As a parent, how can I get more involved in getting music into my child’s school?

Check out our advocacy and resources page. First, here are a few tips:

  • Call your child’s school to find out more about their music program.
  • Speak with your child’s teachers and express your support of the learning opportunities provided by music education.
  • Form a group of concerned parents and attend local school board meetings.
  • Encourage community arts groups to form partnerships with local schools.
  • Keep music alive! Listen at home with your children so that an appreciation of various music styles can be fostered.
Can I perform/give a talk at a school?

We encourage you to reach out to your local school district directly for performance/talk inquiries. While we do work closely with school’s music programs, any question that relates to the day-to-day operations of the school and its schedule are best fit for the school administrators.