Playing For Change Foundation

Rating: 4.72 stars   36 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, International, International Exchange

Location: 3110 Main Street, The Annex Santa Monica CA 90405 USA

Mission: We are dedicated to creating positive social change through music education.
Results: Nine music schools and programs have been created in South Africa, Ghana, Mali, Rwanda, Nepal and Thailand. More than 700 kids attend free classes in dance, instruments, languages and musical theory, all taught by qualified local teachers. Projects also meet basic needs for some of the world’s most economically vulnerable children. This includes primary education, literacy, and the provision of humanitarian aid such as food, medicine, clothes, books and school supplies. Solar light and energy, laptop computers, and other modern technology have also been introduced in areas where previously unavailable.
Target demographics: provide music and inspiration to children
Geographic areas served: Africa, Ghana, Mali, South Africa, Rwanda, Thailand, Nepal
Programs: free classes in music, dance, instruments, languages and musical theory, all taught by qualified local teachers. Projects also meet basic needs for some of the world’s most economically vulnerable children. This includes primary education, literacy, and humanitarian aid such as food, medicine, clothes, books and school supplies. Solar light and energy, laptop computers, and other modern technology have also been introduced in areas where previously unavailable.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 20-8568061
310-558-2900
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Playing for Change understands that charity begins with a gift and only remains so, if that gift can be used by communities in a sustainable way. My work in the non profit sector has enabled me to see what works and what doesn't: Playing for Change is an organization with a universal message and global mission. The music, the vision and the passion have inspired me from moment one. This is a non profit that deserves recognition as a global leader for change.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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As a former "recording engineer" and garage band-leader, Playing For Change represents an oasis for positive social improvement through music. "If Music be the food of Life, Play-On!"

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

...continue what you have begun to do so with renewed vigor

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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