Music Changes Lives. Your Donation Makes It Possible.
Every day at 317 Main, we see the restorative and empowering effect that music has on people. Music has the power to inspire and bring community members together. Each year, 317 Main touches the lives of thousands of people through music education and cultural enrichment opportunities ranging from lessons to free concerts to community art shows to hosting the Yarmouth Farmers’ Market.
We need your help to: support our free partnership programs with nine schools and other nonprofits in southern Maine, offer financial aid for lessons at our studios, and fill the gap between our tuition and the true cost of the 317 Main experience. About 60% of our $900,000 annual budget comes from tuition and program fees. As a nonprofit, we rely on your donations for the remaining 40%.
“The changes I’ve seen in Charley since we started at 317 Main five years ago are in his self esteem and in learning about commitment. He doesn’t get that satisfaction, that feeling of a job well done, the encouragement to stick with it anyplace else. It’s truly amazing!”
– Dayna Klein, mother of Charley, 9
“The 317 Main Folk Revival Ensemble has become more than a group of people playing and singing together. We really care about each other and supporting each other’s music. I’m having the most incredible music experience I’ve had in more than 30 years.”
– Dick Merrick, 73
“Thanks to our partnership with 317 Main, we’ve introduced 135 third grade students to violin and given them the chance to choose to continue weekly classes at no cost to their families. This provides a great opportunity for all of our students and generates both student and parent interest in the violin and music.”
– Dan Nogar, Dean of Students, East End Community School, Portland
YOU Can Make Music For Everyone. Give Today.
If you prefer to donate by check, please make payable to:
317 Main Community Music Center
317 Main Street
Yarmouth, Maine 04096
Giving Levels: View our giving levels to learn more about the impact of your gift.
Matching Gifts: Please consider asking your employer to match your contributions.
Planned Gifts: Gifts of stock, life insurance, assets, or certificates of deposit can offer significant tax benefits.
Contact Development Director Molly Gallagher Burk for more information at (207) 846-9559 or send an email using our contact form.