We're excited that we will be able to do more than ever as we lend support to the Guitar Center Music Foundation. We firmly believe that everyone who wants to play music should get a chance to do so, through access to instruments and the availability of music education programs. We appreciate the power of music therapy and look to expand its reach to help as many people as possible in their healing process. Our commitment to the non-profit Guitar Center Music Foundation allows us to do that, taking part in a greater number of opportunities on a larger scale in the future.
Since its founding in 2005, the foundation's charitable efforts have put instruments in the hands of over 200,000 people. It has a rich history of supporting musicians through education, therapy programs and partnering with other non-profit organizations. Coinciding with Guitar Center's upcoming 54th anniversary, we've made a sizeable commitment to the Guitar Center Music Foundation to expand its mission to more individuals across the country.
The foundation’s first major initiative this year arrives in sync with International Women’s Day on March 8. A grant of nearly $10,000 worth of instruments and equipment is going to music education programs that provide women and girls with more opportunities to learn and make music.