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The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews 587

Nonprofit Issues:

Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education


4370 Tujunga Avenue, Suite 330 Studio City CA 91604 USA


The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation donates new and refurbished musical instruments to underserved schools, community music programs and individual students nationwide, in an effort to give youngsters the many benefits of music education, help them to be better students and inspire creativity and expression through playing music.


To date, new and refurbished instruments with a value of $4.2 million have been donated to over 750 school and community music programs across the country. Additionally, the foundation has given $1.5 million worth of instruments to 92 schools affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Target demographics:

Low-income students attending under-funded schools

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering with The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation for about 6 months now, and I am very pleased with how well the organization is run on all levels. As a volunteer my tasks are clearly defined and I always feel appreciated. The organization itself is fiscally responsible and intelligent; I feel each dollar is well spent. Schools, teachers, and music programs are well researched to insure the instruments will be well used and cared for properly.
Almost every shift I see an email from a teacher or school relaying just what a wonderful impact MHOF has had on a student and often a whole class. It’s easy to find statics confirming that music education leads to higher test scores in math and science. What you won’t find in statistical analysis are the many stories of kids who finally have a sense of pride in a developing skill, a positive outlet for their creativity, a sense of belonging, or reason to come to school. These are the reasons I’m happy to support The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation.

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Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation is impressive on so many levels. I appreciate that they keep me up-to-date with how my donation is being put to work. Their commitment to keeping music alive in schools is what attracted me to the organization in the first place. They partner with public schools across the nation providing them with musical instruments and their Program expertise. The fact that Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation is filling the gap for so many schools and districts that have been forced to cut programming in music and arts education is HUGE! Every child deserves an equal opportunity to succeed in school and music education helps provide school-success. Congratulations #MHOF for extending your hand in support of kids across the country who need your help to secure their music education!

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I am a volunteer but also a retired music teacher. I work in the office almost every week, and am amazed at the hard work and dedication of the staff. I wish for a day when all schools are well funded in the arts, but until that happens, MHOP foundation is doing more than its fair share to keep deserving music programs afloat all around the country.

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