Stories of Impact: Foundations of Music

June 21, 2016

It’s an honor to partner with nonprofits that are doing great work in their local communities. One of those nonprofits is Chicago-based Foundations of Music. To date, H4H has donated over $38,000 to their organization.

Through teaching artist, partner school and community engagement, Foundations of Music is able to provide curricula that provides connections to music, the arts and the world around their students. 94.71% of their student population is low-income.

Their RoomFunding™ project will fund 30 Ensembles-in-Residence presenting blues music or jazz music to Chicago public school students. This program will reach more than 7,000 students across the city.

So what impact are they having with their students, you ask? Below are drawings from some of their students about what music education means to them. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

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Foundations of Music - Student Reflection 3


Want to help us fund this project?

For every room night that actualizes, Hotels for Hope donates $2 to Foundations of Music’s RoomFunding project…at no cost to you. But they need your help to reach their goal of 7,500 room nights. How do you do that? There are two simple ways to do this…

  1. Book room nights from your next business trip or a personal stay. Every room night matters and gets them closer to reaching their goal.
  2. Commit your next meeting or event. If your company hosts meetings or conferences, you could support Foundations of Music in a bigger way. Whether you are organizing a conference, meeting, board retreat, sporting event, festival, or large consumer event…we’ve got your back. Our services and technology will make planning these events much easier.

What do ya say, can you help Foundations of Music out?