Who We Are: The Guitar Center Music Foundation believes that music participation is an essential element in the fabric of an enduring society. The organization aims to keep music education alive and available in our nation’s schools and communities. Founded in 2005, this public charity has reached over 300,000 people through its grants of instruments to music education programs. These grant recipients, which give more people the opportunity to make music, include school music classrooms and community-based organizations.

Mission Statement: The Guitar Center Music Foundation supports music education programs nationally by providing those in need with instruments and by advocating the benefits of music education.

Guitar Center Foundation is a music charity funded by people who want to strengthen the state of music education, people who believe music is an integral part of society and want to make music more accessible to everyone.

The donations we receive allow us to provide instruments to school music classrooms, after school programs and music therapy programs. We select programs that are in-need, ongoing, sustainable and give more people the opportunity to make music.

Our overhead expenses are covered by sales revenue, including authentic celebrity music memorabilia. Our program expenses are covered by donations large and small.

The Foundation was founded in 2005 by Larry Thomas when he retired as CEO of Guitar Center, now as CEO of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, we continue to give more people of all ages the chance to create, experience, and enjoy everything music has to offer.

Moving Day

Tuesday January 31, 2017, 65 miles (105 km) – Total so far: 1,178 miles (1,896 km) Cedar Key to Homassasa, Florida. Natures Resort RV Park I’ve had a great time here at Cedar Key paddling, sight seeing, playing music and meeting wonderful new friends. The sunsets were spectacular, and the food was great. That saying, […]

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A Passion For Living

Thursday January 26, 2017, 14 miles (23 km) – Total so far: 1,113 miles (1,791 km) Cedar Key, Fl. Today was a fun day. Not because it was cold, windy and overcast. Not because I saw incredible sites and had amazing adventures. Nope, it had nothing to do with me but everything to do with […]

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Kayaking and Riding

Wednesday January 25, 2017, 41 miles (66 km) – Total so far: 1,099 miles (1,769 km) Cedar Key, Fl. It’s been a relaxing few days here at Cedar Key, Fl. I’ve been resting and eating mostly home cooking that we had frozen and brought down. I’m quickly regaining the weight I had lost getting here. […]

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Cleaning and Being A Tourist.

Tuesday January 24, 2017 Cedar Key, Fl. Yesterday was spent cleaning Clara, equipment and touring the town of Cedar Key, Fl. The last two days were so windy that I was still glad I wasn’t riding. I’ll get enough of that I’m sure in the months to come. Clara needed a lot of work. It’s […]

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Severe Storms and Tidal Surges

Sunday January 22, 2017 Cedar Key Rest Day at Sunset Isle RV Park. I definitely picked a good time to not be riding as the heavy storms slammed into the southeast causing tornadoes and loss of life. My condolences to all who have suffered. We were fine in our RV however, we did have to […]

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Which Way Do I Go?: That’s Easy. Just Head Into the Wind

Which Way Do I Go?: That’s Easy. Just Head Into the Wind

Saturday January 21, 2017, 52 miles (84 km) – Total so far: 1,058 miles (1,703 km) Gainesville to Cedar Key, Florida. Sunset Isle RV Park Ok, today was a hard day. I had a feeling it would be. The weather report was forecasting a storm with the potential of severe thunderstorms and even tornadoes to […]

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Music Benefits

A collection of articles on the current status of music education and how music benefits us all.

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A number of our supporters are donating the proceeds from their sales to FMF. learn more.

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