The objective of Passion Arts Foundation is to provide deserving students in need with excellent educational opportunities in the Arts. The foundation also provides musical instruments and equipment, dance supplies and educational materials required for instruction. A limited number of scholarships are available to students who have the desire to be involved in the Arts but would otherwise not have the opportunity. Every donation makes a difference in a student’s life and positively impacts the many programs and experiences that make an education in the Arts so enriching and unique.
Passion Arts Foundation is dedicated to encouraging and enabling the creation, performance and study of the Arts through awards, scholarships, grants, and commissions.
Throughout the year, the Foundation works to administer various scholarship competitions, awards, fellowships, and commissions. The final selections for these programs are entrusted to panels composed of some of the world’s most distinguished artists, all of whom volunteer their time and knowledge. The Foundation also awards grants on an annual basis to music and arts organizations around the country. We review and make recommendations for these awards, which range from the support of classical music groups specializing in contemporary works, to modern rock band style instruction, to musical theatre programs for inner-city youth, and programs designed to further the study of various dance styles which include ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and more.
Our board is composed of various music publishing and entertainment executives, musicians and dance professionals, and local entrepreneurs. They serve without compensation to provide creative and educational opportunities to emerging talent, established artists, and other organizations that share our commitment to the Arts. Each board member works in collaboration with our staff to award general grants to music and arts organizations throughout the country.
Our Current Mission
One of our missions is to help keep music alive in our schools by donating musical instruments and support to under-funded music programs nationwide, giving economically-disadvantaged youth access to the many benefits of music education, helping them to be successful students, and inspiring creativity and expression through playing music.
With your generous support, we can ensure that students from low-income circumstances, whose parents can’t afford to rent or buy an instrument for their children, are given an opportunity to play music in school. By giving schools the instruments they need, all children will have access to music education and the joy of learning to play an instrument.
Because of your generosity and support, Passion Arts Foundation recently awarded Virginia Ventura a one-year music scholarship. Virginia is 25 years old and lives in Fauquier County. She has been a paraplegic since the age of 6 due to Transverse Myelitis. She used to suffer from depression since the age of 14 and continues to get stronger everyday. She now desires to live out the dreams and goals she’s always daydreamed about, but had no motivation to do so because of her depression. She has always wanted to play violin, electric guitar, drums, saxophone and piano. She has the patience and desire to learn them all no matter how long it takes. Due to her medical ailments, she has had a very limited income that restricts her ability to afford tuition. Now more than ever, she has the desire in her heart to do things that make her happy. Virginia’s courage and faith continue to inspire everyone she meets.
How You Can Help
We are currently accepting donations of new and gently-used instruments in playable and good cosmetic condition, which will be refurbished and delivered to students in need. Some instruments may not meet our quality standards and will be sold locally, where the proceeds will be used to purchase new instruments.
Our beneficiaries are grateful for all donations of the following items:
• Stringed instruments including: Guitars, Basses, Mandolins, Violins, Violas, Cellos and more.
• Percussion instruments including: Drum Sets, Hand Drums, Cymbals, Electronic Drum Sets and more.
• Technology devices including: Keyboards (piano), Recording Devices, Apple Computers, iPads, iPods, Software and more.
• Brass and Woodwind instruments are also welcomed.
Please complete and submit our donation form below. You will receive a confirmation email with the information you entered. Place a copy of your instrument donation confirmation email with your well-packaged donation and send to:
Passion Arts Foundation
3921 Deep Rock Road
Henrico, VA 23233
We will notify you once we receive your donation. Keep a copy of your donation confirmation email for your records, as the current estimated value of the donation determined by you will serve as your receipt for tax purposes. A professional appraisal is required for instruments valued at over $5,000. For more information, please visit Publication 561 Determining the Value of Donated Property.
* Passion Arts Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) organization EIN 82-3281740