Our Funders, State Partners and National Supporting Organizations That Make This Project Possible

Our Funders

CMA Foundation

Guided by the generosity of the Country Music community, the CMA Foundation focuses on improving and sustaining music education programs everywhere while supporting worthwhile causes important to the Country Music Association.

The Music Man Foundation

The Music Man Foundation is named after the Tony-winning musical written by Meredith Willson with a mission to empower people using the transformative energy of music to make positive changes in their own lives and the lives of others.

The Hewlett Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world.

NAMM Foundation

The NAMM Foundation promotes and supports music education and music making for people of all ages and abilities

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation supports arts, education, environment, informed communities, and poetry to connect communities and influence social change to achieve an equitable New Jersey.

Ohio Arts Council

The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.

Tennessee Arts Commission

The Tennessee Arts Commission invests in more than 700 nonprofit organizations across the state benefiting communities through quality of life, economic development, tourism and providing a more balanced education for our children.

Arizona Citizens for the Arts

Arizona Citizens for the Arts promotes the value of our nonprofit arts sector and advocates for public funding and private philanthropy to make sure the arts are available and accessible to every citizen of our wonderful state.

Arizona Commission on the Arts

The Arizona Commission on the Arts is an agency of the State of Arizona whose mission is to create opportunities for all Arizonans to participate in and experience the arts.

New Jersey State Council on the Arts

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts mission is to support, encourage, and foster public interest in the arts; enlarge public and private resources devoted to the arts; promote freedom of expression in the arts; and facilitate the inclusion of art in every public building in New Jersey.

Perpich Center for Arts Education

The Perpich Center for Arts Education’s mission is to provide all Minnesota students the opportunity to develop, enhance, and integrate their artistic and academic abilities to their highest potential. We do this by teaching in and through the arts.

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA) is a statewide arts advocacy organization that organizes the arts community to lobby the Minnesota State Legislature and Congress. Our mission is to ensure opportunity for all people to have access to and involvement in the arts.

Little Kids Rock

Little Kids Rock transforms lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. That is Little Kids Rock mission, and since 2002, we have given more than 850,000 under-served schoolchildren across the U.S. access to fun, engaging Modern Band music classes.

Our State Partners

Arizona Department of Education

The Arizona Department of Education provides support and guidance to all Arizona district and charter schools to ensure academic excellence for all students.

California Department of Education

The California Department of Education oversees the state’s diverse public school system, which is responsible for the education of more than six million children and young adults in more than 10,000 schools with 295,000 teachers.


CreateCA’s  mission is to ensure ALL students are able to reach their full potential by advancing an education model that promotes creativity and the arts for the workforce of tomorrow.

California Alliance for Arts Education

The California Alliance for Arts Education advocates for high quality arts education for all students by providing policy expertise and by mobilizing a statewide network of advocates and allied partners.

Minnesota Department of Education

The Minnesota Department of Education provides an excellent education for Minnesota students by striving for excellence, equity, and opportunity. They focus on closing the achievement gap, supporting high-quality teaching, using innovative strategies to improve educational outcomes, and ensuring all students graduate from high school well-prepared for college, career and life.

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education or DESE, autonomous of the governor and the Missouri State Legislature, administers primary and secondary public education in the state of Missouri.

New Jersey State Department of Education

The New Jersey Department of Education administers state and federal aid programs affecting more than 1.4 million public and non-public elementary and secondary school children in the state of New Jersey.

Arts Ed NJ

The mission of Arts Ed NJ sis to create the proper environment for arts learning t take place for all students in New Jersey.

New York State Education Department

The New York State Education Department mission is to raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all the people in New York. Our vision is to provide leadership for a system that yields the best educated people in the world.

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is charged with implementing the state’s public school laws for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public schools at the direction of the State Board of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Ohio Department of Education

The Ohio Department of Education oversees the state’s public education system, which includes public school districts, joint vocational school districts and charter schools. The Department also monitors educational service centers, other regional education providers, early learning and child care programs, and private schools.

Ohio Alliance for Arts Education

It is the mission of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education to ensure that the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan.

Pennsylvania Department of Education

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) oversees 500 public school districts, more than 170 public charter schools, public cyber charter schools, Career and Technology Centers/Vocational Technical schools, public Intermediate Units, the education of youth in State Juvenile Correctional Institutions, Head Starts and publicly funded preschools, and community colleges.

Tennessee Department of Education

The mission of the Tennessee Department of Education is to ensure Districts and schools in Tennessee will exemplify excellence and equity such that all students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to successfully embark upon their chosen path in life.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is the state agency that advances public education and libraries in Wisconsin. Our goal is to ensure every child graduates ready for further education and the workplace.

Our National Partners

National Association for Music Education

National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education.

National Art Education Association

Founded in 1947, the National Art Education Association is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators.

Education Theatre Association

The mission of the Educational Theatre Association is the shaping of lives through theatre education.

National Dance Education Association

The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to advancing dance education centered in the arts.

Young Audiences Arts for Learning

Established in 1952, Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is the nation’s largest arts-in-education learning network, serving more than 5 million children and youth each year in more than 7,000 schools and community centers across the country.