Keeping dreams alive one instrument at a time

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Our Mission

The Manilow Music Project empowers underfunded school music programs to provide quality music education. By donating instruments and equipment and providing scholarships nationwide, we give disadvantaged young people the opportunity to experience community, passion, and creativity through the gift of music.

Do you know how much instruments cost?


Cost of a tuba


Cost of a trombone


Cost of a trumpet


Cost of a french horn


Cost of a flute


Cost of an alto sax


Cost of a clarinet


Cost of a violin

Some of Our Good Work

Driven by the question, “How can we help?” We are always looking for ways to do the most good, whether that means donating a beautiful grand piano to Eric Torres, a high school student who’s home and piano were destroyed by the devastating hurricane in Houston, or by sending in a parade of our famous Manilow Music Project trucks full of instruments to Joplin, Missouri, who’s entire band program was wiped out by tornadoes. To date we have donated upwards of ten million dollars in instruments and scholarships.


Over 300 scholarships awarded

$10 million donated to schools

Mr. Manilow, thank you so much for the room full of instruments! My beginning group has doubled in size this year because I was able to provide an instument to every student who could not provide their own. what a wonderful feeling it was to say “I have an instrument for you.”

Joan Gubler,  La Quinta Middle School

Dear Mr. Manilow, I am both very pleased and honored to receive this scholarship. Thank you for assisting me as I strive to reach my ultimate goal of becoming a high school Music teacher. I very much appreciate your kindness and your contributions to music.

Jessica Hierons, University of Toronto Faculty of Music

Dear Mr. Manilow, Thank you for my Clarinet. It works well. You did a good job. I really love it. Thanks again. I hope you like the letter. I ❤ band.

Jazmin Quintanilla, Middle School Student

Dear Mr. Manilow, Thank you for giving my students the gift of music! Your donation has changed their lives and brought creativity into their lives. We are a better band program because of you!

Ms. Jennifer Dean, James Workman Middle School

34 years of helping schools get the instruments they need

We’ve all heard stories of grade school teachers spending out of pocket to purchase crayons and pencils for the classroom. Music programs are equally underfunded with many teachers spending their own money on equipment like guitar strings and drumsticks or instrument repairs. Many students play old, damaged instruments and sadly, most students whose parents cannot afford instruments decide not to participate in band programs at all.

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Manilow Music Project
9696 Culver Blvd. #105
Culver City, CA 90232


The Manilow Music Project and The Manilow Fund For Health and Hope are dbas of Charity Works, a national 501(c)(3) organization. EIN 91-1830363.

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