Who We Are

We Provide Help When Musicians Need It Most

Founded in 1914, the Musicians Foundation is the country’s oldest independent nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to musicians and their families in times of need, crisis or transition.

Since its inception, the Musicians Foundation has provided nation-wide support to thousands of musicians across all genres, offering compassion, respect and the support necessary for them to weather financial difficulties and personal setbacks with dignity and security. Funds raised through concerts, annual dinners and bequests, as well as generous individual donors, have enabled the Musicians Foundation to spend a century giving back to the people who make the music — our shared source of joy, inspiration and incomparable, irreplaceable artistry.