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Meet Our Partners: NAMM Foundation

By March 29, 2024April 29th, 2024News

The Australian Music Association has been selected as one of just 24 organisations worldwise to receive a grant from The NAMM Foundation this year, for Make Music Australia. The NAMM Foundation supports vital programs that provide access to music-making opportunities across a variety of different communities and demographics.

“Programs supported by The NAMM Foundation, including Make Music Australia, advance music learning for people of all ages and abilities,” said Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director The NAMM Foundation, “Together, we advance a more musical world based on a shared belief that music is a force for good and connections in our world.”

The grants serve to underscore the Foundation’s mission to advance participation in music making and offer quality access to all people. As one of 24 recipients, Make Music Australia will utilize the resource to support the organization’s campaign to encourage, support, promote and facilitate music making across Australia, based around the global celebration on 21st June: Make Music Day.

“The Australian Music Association, representing the music products industry, has for decades worked towards getting more Australians making music, in schools, communities, everywhere,” said AMA Executive Officer, Alex Masso. “Make Music Australia is our campaign to promote and encourage people to participate in Make Music Day on 21st June, but also to celebrate the many forms of music making that Australians can participate in.”

Since 1994, the annual grant program has donated more than $18 million to domestic and international music education programs, scientific research, advocacy, and public service programs related to music-making. Along with private donations to The NAMM Foundation, grants are funded by NAMM Show activities supported by NAMM’s 15,000-member global companies.

About The NAMM Foundation

The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its 15,000 member companies and invidivudal members around the world. The NAMM Foundation works to advance active partipation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs.

In addition to supporting Make Music Day in many countries and grants to music making projects across and beyond the United States, It has also initiated and managed the Nonprofit Management Institute, created programs and awards as part of the NAMM Show, developed advocacy resources, and more.

For more information about The NAMM Foundation, visit