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Instrument Donations

Donate your still playable instrument and we will find it a new home. Play it Forward Music Foundation collects and distributes donated instruments to individuals and schools with stated financial need. We donate instruments to people of all ages, recipients of our Free Lessons Program, and to members of our community who qualify.  

Help Out by Donating an Instrument

“This is such an impressive program that my kids got free instruments and continue to obtain scholarships. After losing everything in the tragic Tubbs fire of 2017 we were very lost. I reached out to this organization who helped us in our transition and gain more stability. I never imagined they would give so much but they did and have been an amazing resource for our entire family. Additionally PIFMF staff works with my girls different learning styles and always provides them performance opportunities” -Kara Krause, daughters Terra and Chiara

Frequently Ask Questions

Q: What type of instruments will PIFMF accept?

A. We welcome most instruments including string instruments, brass, woodwinds, percussion, that are in playable condition. At this time we cannot accept pianos and organs.

Q: My instrument needs repair, will you still accept it?

A. Instruments needing minor repairs, restringing, and tune ups are acceptable. 

Q: Will I receive a tax write off?

A.Yes. In most cases we can establish a value for you. In the case of high value instruments, we have qualified local associates that will provide a fair valuation.

Q: Who will receive my instrument?

A: Donated instruments are matched with students or school programs in need. Instruments of high value are placed on consignment at Stanroys Music Center in Santa Rosa and the sale helps fund our programs.

Q What if I would like to direct my instrument to a school?

A: While we can do everything in our power to direct your instrument to a school, we are limited by our current active programs and recipient needs.

Q: Do you accept pianos?

A. We are unable to take pianos, organs, and other large instruments at this time.

Q: Do you pick up instruments? 

A: Yes. We can pick up your instrument or make an arrangement for you to drop it off at our storage facility at 968-H Piner Rd, Santa Rosa, Ca.  Mon-Thur. 9:00-3:00.


P.O. Box 2752
Sebastopol, CA 95473

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