Lives Changed

Musicians We’ve Helped

The following testimonials have been volunteered by musicians who have received aid grants from the Foundation, and we are grateful for their openness. Their stories tell of passionate careers and creative endeavors that were interrupted by illnesses, accidents, family tragedies, and housing crises.

Thanks to generous contributions from individuals, foundations, companies, and government programs, Musicians Foundation has provided thousands of musicians with life-changing aid since its inception in 1914.

Our Impact

25,000+
Individual Grants
Awarded

$15+ Million
Grant Money Given

49
US States Supported

Profiles in Gratitude

Andrey Nemzer

“The Musicians Foundation was like a ray of light during those days, since I was emotionally devastated but had to hold myself together to be able to sing at the Met. I’m very thankful to the Musicians Foundation … and the great help they give to those who really need it.”

Denise LaSalle

“I express my heartfelt gratitude for your help with my mortgage during a time of need. My family and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

Kate Light

“Even almost a lifetime of work as a musician or performing artist … does not guarantee security, and certainly, in my case and many others’, trying to sustain an expensive healthcare commitment … is extremely stressful … Your help came at just the right time.”

Eduardo Del Signore

“On November 20th 2017, I was verbally and physically attacked by an individual who came into my house … I wasn’t able to perform an instrument for several months and had to ask for help … in situations like this, the existence of Musicians Foundation becomes of crucial importance to help the artist move forward in life.”

Jimmy Scott

“With all the records, I never saw any royalties. We couldn’t make our monthly mortgage payment and would have been homeless. The help we got from the Musicians Foundation was a sheer blessing.”

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