Grant Fuels Music For All

With the help of a recent $495,000 grant from Lilly Endowment, a private philanthropic foundation, Indianapolis-based Music for All can finally begin constructing a large-scale fundraising program— still in the planning process—to help bring equal music education to every student in the country.

Music for All became a cause-driven organization when the Music for All Foundation merged with Bands of America in 2006. Taking “Music for All” as its umbrella name, the company stopped focusing primarily on hosting events and began advocating for increased accessibility of music education programs for all students—not just for those who can afford it or the musically gifted.

In addition, Music for All conducts research to gauge arts education levels on a state-by-state basis.

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