Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: February 19, 2014, 11:59 PM
Playing For Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. The Playing For Change Foundation (PFCF) was established in 2007 and is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. PFCF is dedicated to connecting the world through music by providing resources (including, but not limited to facilities, supplies, and educational programs) to musicians and their communities around the world.
Our mission is to create positive change through music and arts education. We support music schools and programs that are created from the community and owned by it, and then purposefully connect those communities around the world.
To date 7 music schools and programs have been created in countries including South Africa, Ghana, Mali, Rwanda and Nepal. Today 600 children participate in regular music instruction. Many projects also meet basic needs among some of the world's poorest children such as instruction in reading and writing, and humanitarian aid such as food, medicine, clothes, books and school supplies. We have plans to establish additional programs in Haiti, India, Los Angeles and New Orleans in 2011-2012.
Guiding Principles for our projects: