Guitar Center strongly believes in giving back to local music communities through the Guitar Center Music Foundation and by partnering with various music education organizations across the country. In 2017, Guitar Center donated nearly $250,000 in contributions, gear and gift cards to deserving musicians, organizations and schools to further the company’s mission of putting more music into the world.
Recently, Guitar Center made donations to the following philanthropic causes:
- Disney and Guitar Center Partner To Give Guitars To Schools: Guitar Center partnered with Disney to match donations of Cordoba guitars. A total of 600 guitars were distributed to school districts in Long Island, N.Y., Nashville, Tenn., and Philadelphia.
- Guitar Center and MusiCares Team Up To Provide Aid To Victims of Hurricane Harvey: Guitar Center teamed up with MusiCares to help hurricane-impacted musicians, songwriters, recording studios and audio professionals re-build their lives. In addition to Guitar Center providing monetary support, it worked with the local communities for reduced-cost repairs and replacement for damaged equipment while supporting music education programs in the area.
- Brownsburg Schools Say Thanks To Guitar Center: Guitar Center worked with the teachers at Brownsburg Schools to get them much-needed musical instruments. Students and teachers thanked Guitar Center, acknowledging the key role that music education plays in helping the students with reading and other developmental skills.
Additionally, Guitar Center through the Guitar Center Music Foundation is focused on providing monetary support, a larger spectrum of gear, as well as lessons and services to various nonprofit organizations focused on music education in 2018 and beyond. The Guitar Center Music Foundation’s first major initiative this year, in celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8), provided $10,000 worth of instruments and equipment to music education programs focused on providing opportunities for women and girls to learn and make music.