Donate to Further the Future of Music

Guitar Center Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit. In other words, it is a music charity funded by people like you. Your donation is tax-deductible, and you will receive a letter for your records. You can even make an All Access donation in honor of your favorite artist!

Your personal, honorary or memorial donation will allow us to continue to put instruments into the music education programs that need them most. We are contacted daily by teachers and program directors who desperately need help: school music teachers who usually receive no funding for musical instruments, after-school program directors who see their students in desperate need of music to get them involved and off the streets, and nonprofit organizations who see the value of music therapy but have no funding for the instruments.

Your donation will go a long way for these programs. It costs about $50 to get each instrument sent out to a selected music program. In many programs, each instrument will be played by about 20 people throughout the year.

Please Select a Desired Donation Method:

1. PayPal: Click the Donate button below to make a donation online with your credit card or PayPal account.

2. Phone: To pay by credit card over the phone, please call FMF at 818-706-8742.

3. Mail: Please make your check out to GuitarCenter Foundation and mail it to:

Guitar Center Foundation
PO Box 67
Agoura Hills, CA 91376

Memorial & Honorary Donations

Many donations to The Guitar Center Music Foundation are made in honor of someone’s birthday, wedding, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, confirmation or other special occasions. We also receive donations in memory of the music makers and music lovers whom we have lost. Donations of these types can be made with any of the above methods. And, if you would like us to inform the honoree or honoree’s family of your donation, please provide it either with the donation or in an email to

A Free Gift For Our Supporters

You may choose to receive our Icon Series Collectible guitar pick as a free gift when you make a donation of $30 or more. Please let us know in the donation or in an email to

If this is an honorary donation, we would be happy to send this to the person honored; if this is a memorial donation, we would be happy to send it to his or her family.

Large and Recurring Donations

Donors who have cumulatively donated more than $2,500 will be added to our list of Leadership Level Supporters. This list also includes groups making a donation in someone’s honor when their donations have collectively added up to $2,500 or more.

Donors who make recurring donations of any amount — at least every month — are listed as Elite Level Supporters.