TIPITINAS FOUNDATION INC

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 4040 Tulane Avenue Suite 8000 New Orleans LA 70119 USA

Mission: The mission of the Tipitina’s Foundation is to support Louisiana and New Orleans' irreplaceable music community and preserve the state’s unique musical cultures. The Foundation works to support childhood music education, the professional development of adult musicians, and the increased profile and viability of Louisiana music as a cultural, educational, and economic resource.
Results: - Provided more than $2.2 million worth of high-quality musical instruments to more than 70 area schools and after-school programs, benefiting more than 4,000 students each school year. - Helped adult musicians and filmmakers achieve annual music/media income increases ranging from 13% to 35%, creating more than $19 million in new earnings and investment. - 100% of participating seniors in Tipitina's Internship Program have graduated high school or received GEDs. Thirteen of those students have received full four-year academic scholarships with the program's help, to institutions including the Berklee School of Music (Boston MA). - Provided biweekly Music Workshops, offering free hands-on music lessons to students of all experience and skill levels, benefiting more than 1000 students.
Target demographics: Tipitina's Foundation serves low-income adult musicians, filmmakers, and other media workers across the state of Louisiana, and also serves low-income music students ages 7 to 19 in the New Orleans metro area
Direct beneficiaries per year: 7525
Geographic areas served: MUSIC OFFICE CO-OP: State of Louisiana YOUTH MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS - New Orleans metro area
Programs: - Instruments A Comin' (IAC) – Tipitina's Internship Program (TIP) – Tipitina's Music Office Co-Op (currently in New Orleans, Shreveport, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette) – Sunday Music Workshops

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Rating: 5 stars  

An astounding thing happened when our sheriff had an idea to turn a kids love of music into a place of support and educational pursuit. Armed with this vision, partners were sought to bring things into fruition. One of the organizations that responded was Tipitina's. Through the relationship, kids in our band have played on stage and before professional musicians and the public taking away a real sense of self worth and pride. These experiences have been priceless, but the care and concern for the band's ability to grow and florish surpasses any expectation or reality I had about the Tipitina's Foundation. Their generosity and genuine desire to help musicians makes them a community anchor that we are proud to know.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Sunday workshops and Instruments A Comin.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

This does not apply to our relationship with Tipitina's

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

The relationship was developed outside of my range of knowledge.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

A tremendous change has occurred with kids participating in the workshops. Confidence and courage as well as a sense of self has been strengthened in the kids.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

These guys are great- after the tsunami they organized benefits for Japaense school children who lost their instruments-they did this to honor the Japanese who gave them instruments after Katrina- they even fronted the money before the benefits so that the kids could play concerts in shelters without delay! Really great organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

No just a donator

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

They need public visibility

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

One of the best Foundations in the city of New Orleans, if not the country. Tips has done more for the betterment of the music community than any celebrity or large corporation could dream of doing. The best part is that they give back to music professional and kids, providing uniforms and instruments alike.

If you are looking to donate, I strongly suggest you look at The Tipitina's Foundation!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I personally experienced the results by working side by side with the folks that run the organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not change a thing!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Foundation definitely supports childhood music education, the professional development of adult musicians, and the increased profile and viability of Louisiana music as a cultural, educational, and economic resource.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

* Music Office Co-Op, a statewide network of workforce development and job skills training centers for musicians, filmmakers and other media workers. * Instruments A' Comin' is an annual band instrument fundraiser. * Tipitina's Internship Program, which teaches young musicians all aspects of the music industry. * Sunday Music Workshops in which students of all ages play and learn from some of the region's best musicians

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would increase the community outreach efforts in support of the Music Co-Ops.

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