The Musicians Foundation (a non-profit 501(c)3 organization established in 2004) is primarily dedicated to providing scholarships to talented and/or financially challenged students at Musicians Institute (MI) College of Contemporary Music– in order to help them achieve their educational goals.
We also support and fund several opportunities and resources for music education in the Los Angeles area, most notably our ongoing class series for LAUSD high school students at The Grammy Museum.
Donations to the Musicians Foundation are fully tax-deductible and 100% of all funds received are applied directly to student scholarships and music education classes.
Our Federal Tax ID # is: 20-1799730
We are a GuideStar Platinum Certified Charity
The mission of The Musicians Foundation is to support contemporary music students in the Los Angeles area who exhibit talent and/or are financially challenged to help them achieve their educational goals at the college level. The foundation engages in (and sponsors) the creation, development, administration and funding of post-secondary music education scholarships as well as fostering relationships, building partnerships, expanding public awareness, and providing educational opportunities in support of post-secondary music education.
WHAT WE DO
A Word from Our Chairman of the Board, Hunter Scott:
OUR SPONSORS AND DONORS
Previous and Current Donors (partial list)
The David Geffen Foundation
Stanley Clarke Foundation
The D’Addario Foundation
Make a Noise Foundation (Steve Vai)
Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation (Joe Bonamassa)
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation
The Pat Hicks Charitable Trust
Seymour Duncan Pickups and Pedals
Rich Buchanan/James Chesser (in honor of George Duke)
W. Crane Guy Memorial Fund
Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood
Gilt City LA
Mitch Faber Memorial Fund
RockStar Mayhem Festival Metal of Honor
MI 35th Anniversary Alumni Scholarship Fund
Daisy Rock Girl Guitars
Guitar it up for Girls
Universal CityWalk Hollywood
City National Bank
LA Breakfast Club Foundation
Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP)
Anonymous Musicians Institute Alumni
Individual donors like you
100% of all donations directly fund scholarships for music college students and our programs at The Grammy Museum. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible. When you give to the Musicians Foundation, you not only provide support to individual students, you also support the future of music education.
At The Musicians Foundation, we are dedicated to supporting individuals through our various music education scholarships and initiatives. We also work on behalf of the the interests of the music industry and community by advocating for musicians and songwriters rights.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS & OFFICERS
Stanley Clarke - Legendary Musician, composer, producer, philanthropist. Honorary Board Member Emeritus
Sheila E. - Legendary Musician, composer, producer, philanthropist. Honorary Board Member Emeritus
IMM. PAST BOARD CHAIR: James Leach - Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations SESAC
Dan Kimpel -Music Industry authority, author, educator, producer, musician, songwriter, consultant
Jon Levy-Publisher | Premier Guitar magazine, highly experienced in media, marketing and music, musician
Michael Molenda - President, West Coast A&R Rock & International A&R Guitar at Mi5 Recordings/Universal Music Group, Editor in Chief Emeritus | Guitar Player Magazine, musician, studio owner, producer
Alex Skolnick - Highly respected metal and jazz guitarist, writer
Paul Youngblood - Director of Product Marketing at Tascam, Vice President of Cherub/NU>X