New Plans for Our Investment in Music Education
Take Note is very proud of the past Grant Program recipients for the work they have done, and continue to do, to provide access to music education for Colorado youth. There have been amazing outcomes from the 2019-2022 investment in more than 35 organizations and individuals through four Grant Program allocation rounds.
See full list of past Grant Recipients here. To learn more about the impact of Take Note’s work since the nonprofit initiative was launched in 2017, we’ve created a video featuring youth voices you can watch here.
Take Note remains deeply committed to its mission of providing culturally relevant, student-centered musical instruments and instruction to Colorado youth (Grades K‑12) who lack access.
An analysis of the reach and impact of our short-term investments paired with feedback from grantees has prompted a shift in Take Note’s funding strategy moving forward.
The responsive Grant Program is being replaced by a regional Hub Strategy, wherein multi-year partnerships will be implemented regionally with anchor organizations throughout the state. The goal of creating regional Hubs is to ensure the Take Note funding will reach broader geographic areas of Colorado, and have a sustainable future. The strategy is designed to better serve rural communities and regions with the most limited access to music education. We are currently identifying anchor partner organizations that have existing relationships with youth, and also have the capacity and community support to provide music education programs for youth for many years to come.
Stay tuned for more information on the Hub partnerships, opportunities to engage, and most importantly…the sweet sound of youth making music across Colorado.