The Open String
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

EL Sistema USA's diverse membership across the United States represents programs that serve some of the most vulnerable communities and children throughout the country. We aim to provide connections to knowledge and innovation, advocacy, and leadership development for program directors, teaching artists, students, and volunteers.  The members of ESUSA envision a world where every child has access to music through intensive ensemble training and performance to promote positive youth development and thriving communities.

The D’Addario Foundation is a non-profit organization that identifies the highest quality, most impactful instrument instruction programs in communities of need and awards grants and product donations to assist their growth and development. We believe in the power of music to unlock creativity, boost self-confidence, and enhance academics. By making music education accessible, we build healthier communities and foster better citizens of the world.

Open String Foundation: This non-profit organization founded by a violinmaker, supports musical talent and education by providing quality instruments to children, students in conservatory outreach programs, and young professionals who cannot afford them.


From donations of student violins to loans of concert grade instruments, The Open String seeks to support a range of recipients including music schools, youth orchestras, advanced students and young professionals.

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts: An organization of artists and community activists with a shared vision to promote, preserve and develop the Latino cultural arts that reflect the living tradition and experiences of the Chicano, Central and South American, and Caribbean people. MCCLA makes the arts accessible as an essential element to the community's development and well-being.

U.S. Bank contributes to the strength and health of our communities through the U.S. Bank Foundation and Corporate Giving.  In 2015, the U.S. Bank Foundation provided $25.5 million in grant funding and matching gifts and dollars for doing contributions

As the bank for a changing world, Bank of the West knows money deposited in a bank has the power to finance positive change. We are taking action to support activities that help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. Through volunteerism, philanthropy and responsible approaches to financial services, we aspire to help our communities grow into vibrant places to live and work.

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The Bill Graham Memorial Foundation, was formed in January of 2008 in memory of the legendary rock impresario, Bill Graham. The foundation is a public charity that is funded through individual and corporate contributions and grants.  A mission of The Bill Graham Memorial Foundation is the giving of grants primarily in the areas of music, the arts and education, while also supporting social work, environmental protection, and spiritual and compassionate projects in our community.

Located in Stockton, California, the University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music has been delivering outstanding music education for nearly 140 years. Degree programs are offered in vocal and instrumental performance, music composition, jazz, music education, music management, music therapy and music history.

Tim's Music: Opened in Sacramento over 30 years ago and continues to uphold the long standing tradition of craftsmanship in our repair shop.  They offer everything, from the simplest musical instrument repairs to complete restoration services on all band and orchestra instruments.  Private lesson are available to all ages and levels along with new and used instrument rentals.

Kenneth Warren & Son, Ltd:  Located in the famous Chicago Loop, it is one of the oldest violin dealerships in the United States.


The Cultural Pathways program is rooted in the California Arts Council’s commitment to serving the needs of an increasingly demographically complex California, and the belief that a healthy arts ecosystem reflects contributions from all of California’s diverse populations.  This program provides two years of operating support and a host of technical assistance and professional development activities to small, new and emerging organizations rooted in communities of color, recent immigrant and refugee communities, and tribal or indigenous groups.


The Crowden Music Center: An institute that combines music and education to nurture, develop, and inspire students of all ages, providing essential support to the musical life of the community.

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Born in 1994 from an expertise in building brands, Image Masters offers unique, quality promotional products, excellent service and customer-focused marketing. From our office in Merced, CA, we are your premier source for branding solutions!

Located in Davis, California, Watermelon music has been serving the northern California region since 1996.   They are a top full-service, community-oriented music store offering private lessons, music classes, instrument repair, rentals/purchases and sheet music.