Play It Forward Annual Giving Campaign

Why we do what we do 
(and why we ask you to support it).

Music. It is part of our innermost fabric and our collective identity. It unleashes our talents. It helps us listen, hear, think, create, express, connect, move and play. In 2000, we set out to create a museum space that would share the power of music from the perspective of its most essential aspect—the making of it. From the people who design and make the instruments, to those that teach, learn and use them to create our musical landscape, we work every day to communicate the possibilities of music making… to everyone.

Unique to a nonprofit, the staff salaries at MoMM are entirely subsidized by NAMM. You can be confident that 100% of your donation is allocated directly to programs.

It takes $100,000 to cover the cost of our educational and outreach programs for one year.

So, we ask you. If music has touched you, and if you believe in the positive impact music can have on others, please be our partner in raising this amount. Please make a financial commitment—no matter how big or small—to our Play it Forward annual giving campaign.

So please give...whatever it may be!


460,315 visitors have been inspired at MoMM since 2000
Edu Attendees
6,080 people attended educational concerts, and 533 attended workshops, lectures, and family programming.
75 volunteers donated 7,861 hours this past year and played a central role in our success.
musicLIFE programs created for victims of human trafficking and youth transitioning out of foster care
Artifact Donors
800 artifact lenders and donors equals 1,500 instruments on display since 2000.
Student Tours
8,976 students toured the museum this past year. 2,611 were from schools where 92% of students live below the poverty level
Adult Bands
153 adult musicians enhanced their life and skills in our weekly band programs this past year
4 special exhibitions were curated in-house this past year