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Partners & Supporters


Serving a vital role in our inception by providing seed funding, Knight Foundation helped spark close to a decade of social transformation through music within our community.

Miami Music Project’s programming has been made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

The Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.

Miami Music Project is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Division promotes arts and culture as essential to quality of life for all Floridians.

The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds and promotes artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities.

The Fisher Island Philanthropic Fund improves children’s lives. Developmentally disabled children take their first steps on adaptive equipment provided by the Fund. Children with speech, hearing, or sight problems are identified and given proactive treatment because of the Fund.

Since 1963, the foundation concentrates in supporting areas of cultural, educational, health and human services, and youth activities.

Its mission is to enhance and promote the good health and well-being of South Florida’s children and families. Their assistance supports the El Sistema-modeled programming in poverty-stricken neighborhoods.

Established in 1967, The Miami Foundation’s funding will be able to support the El Sistema inspired children orchestras’ fees associated with its activities at Little Haiti, Liberty City, Little Havana, and Doral.

Our Little Haiti Chapter is funded in part by the crucial support of the Wells Fargo Foundation.

Northern Trust is committed to supporting education organizations that bring innovative, comprehensive and exemplary programs to students. They support effective organizations working to measurably improve the quality of life in our focus communities. The Northern Trust believes in bringing opportunities to our communities, in order to create forums for social interaction that celebrate all of our diversity and heritage.

Our Liberty City Chapter is funded in part by the generosity of The Shepard Broad Foundation.

The Carnival Foundation is dedicated to creating positive change through empowering youth, enhancing education and strengthening families.

The Key Biscayne Community Foundation helps people who are philanthropic and who understand the value of charitable work to give effectively through donor advised funds.

The Batchelor Foundation is a Florida private foundation focused on grant making to support children, animals, and the natural environment in South Florida. 

Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) have endorsed Miami Music Project’s programming since its launch in 2009. MDCPS have been instrumental in securing schools for MMP’s In-School Residency program, providing school facilities for our Children Orchestras after-school programming, and helping recruit young musicians for the Youth Orchestra.

The Adrienne Arsht Center has been one of the most cherished strategic partners since our inception in 2008, providing pro-bono office space for MMP administrative staff (until 2013), rehearsal space and production support to our ensembles, access to highest quality performing arts opportunities for our students, and tremendous support in the area of building awareness and visibility for our work.

New World Symphony supplies its Fellows to coach our most advanced students taking part in the Miami Music Project Youth Orchestra.

For over four decades, FIU has positioned itself as one of South Florida’s anchor institutions by solving some of the greatest challenges of our time.

Committed to collaborating with local community organizations that foster healthy youth development, FIU Community-Based Intervention Research Group conducts Project TREBLE – a rigorous multifaceted examination of how participation in Miami Music Project impacts the lives of youth.

Through a scholarship program established in 2012, FIU School of Music supplies a pool of students to work with children participating in our after-school programming.

Dedicated to investing in the artistic development of talented young artists, National Young Arts Foundation collaborates with Miami Music Project on multiple organizational and programming levels.

Cleveland Orchestra Miami provides educational collaborations through classroom presentations, provision of tickets to performances and other organizational support.

Allegro Music Center, a full-service music center, provides Miami Music Project with discounted rates on quality musical instruments and a first-class maintenance services.

Committed to becoming a clearinghouse for El Sistema resources and a think tank on the expression of El Sistema philosophy and methodology in the U.S.

Past Community Partners / Programming Initiatives:

  • Belen Jesuit Preparatory School
  • Coral Gables Museum
  • Miami Arts Charter
  • Miami Children’s Initiative
  • Miami Children’s Museum
  • Seraphic Fire’s Miami Choral Academy
  • Sphinx
  • TD Bank
  • The Leon J Simkins Charitable
  • Trinity Cathedral
  • IDEAL Fengling Group