How We Work

VH1 Save The Music Foundation provides grants to public elementary and middle schools that do not currently have an instrumental music program in place. We work at the school district level to identify schools in need.

Our Timeline

Our Application Process

Application Opens on April 1st
Only qualified schools are able to apply to our invitation-only application (see above steps).


Our grant timeline with new partner school districts begins approximately one year before schools receive musical instruments.

Our Grants

We provide high-quality, new musical instruments, equipment, method books, professional development and program supports to public elementary and middle schools. By offering a set number of instruments in our grant packages, we are able to jump-start beginning music programs across the country. Schools can choose from the following instrument packages, depending on their needs:

If your school district is ready to bring back music education for all students, please contact us at

All Eligible Schools Must: