Areas to Support

At Crowden, we believe in the power of music to change lives.

When you give to Crowden, you make a profound impact on the lives of our students and their families. Discover the areas where your support can make all the difference.

Young boy in art class

The Crowden School and Student Scholarships Funds

When you give to support The Crowden School, you are providing a transformative and joyous education for students in the most formative period of their lives — grade 3 through grade 8. Nearly half of Crowden School students attend with gifts of financial assistance from  our generous donors.

The Crowden School and Student Scholarships Funds

When you give to support The Crowden School, you are providing a transformative and joyous education for students in the most formative period of their lives — grade 3 through grade 8. Nearly half of Crowden School students attend with gifts of financial assistance from  our generous donors.

Young boy in art class

Community Education Fund

Your gift in support of Crowden Music Center programs ensures community members – from toddlers to seniors – will enjoy access to a diverse slate of classes, camps, and workshops including private lessons, group classes, chamber ensembles, and the unique John Adams Young Composers Program.

Studnets playing violin and cello in class

Community Education Fund

Your gift in support of Crowden Music Center programs ensures community members – from toddlers to seniors – will enjoy access to a diverse slate of classes, camps, and workshops including private lessons, group classes, chamber ensembles, and the unique John Adams Young Composers Program.

Studnets playing violin and cello in class
Community Music Day

Annual Fund

Your unrestricted gift to the Annual Fund is a way of saying “I give my support for where it is most needed.” As an annual fund donor, you directly support the wonderful Crowden faculty and staff, you ensure our campus is accessible and well maintained, and you empower us to keep our year round programming calendar full of concerts and events.

Community Music Day

Annual Fund

Your unrestricted gift to the Annual Fund is a way of saying “I give my support for where it is most needed”. As an annual fund donor, you directly support the wonderful Crowden faculty and staff, you ensure our campus is accessible and well maintained, and you empower us to keep our year round programming calendar full of concerts and events.

Donor-Specified Funds

Do you have a Crowden program near and dear to your heart, perhaps our beloved Sundays@Four, or the John Adams Young Composers Program? Would you like to sponsor our 40th Anniversary celebrations next year, or a campus restoration or expansion project? Make that which inspires you the focus of your gift to Crowden.

Kenneth Renshaw performing
Kenneth Renshaw performing

Donor-Specified Funds

Do you have a Crowden program near and dear to your heart, perhaps our beloved Sundays@Four, or the John Adams Young Composers Program? Would you like to sponsor our 40th Anniversary celebrations next year, or a campus restoration or expansion project? Make that which inspires you the focus of your gift to Crowden.

Institutional, Business, and Community Support

Crowden gratefully acknowledges the following businesses and other organizations for their generous support.

Crowden Music Center is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Business

DJ Grubb and Company

Ifshin Violins

Meyer Sound

Government

Alameda County Arts Commission / ARTSFUND Grants

California Arts Council

Berkeley Civic Arts Commission

Foundations

ACMP Associated Chamber Music Players

Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation

Bernard Osher Foundation

East Bay Community Foundation

Hurlbut-Johnson Charitable Trusts

Jewish Community Federation

Pacific Harmony Foundation

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Tides Foundation

California Arts Council

National Endowment for the Arts

Alameda County Arts Commission

Berkeley Civic Arts Commission

Your gift ensures that Crowden will continue to provide essential support to the musical life of the community.

For assistance with a gift to Crowden, please contact Development Director Diane Stair at dstair@crowden.org, or 510-559.6910 ext 121.

Crowden Music Center is a 501(c)(3) organization, tax I.D. number 94-2863366. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Our 40th anniversary continues with Fry Street Quartet!» Sunday, March 3
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