Giving Music: A Music Charity

Healing, through live music performances. Giving Music is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

Benefactors and Grants


Los Angeles Breakfast Club
Ms. Ellen Abels
Mr. David Allan
Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council (details below)
Mr. Doug Bossi
Ms. Joy Boyajian
Canoga Park Neighborhood Council (details below)
John and Leslie Cashin
Ms. Sharon Marie Cline
Ms. Rosemary D’Allaird
Ms. Kira Davis
Ms. Sandy DeLollo
Ms. Adriana Dulic
Glassell Park Neighborhood Council (details below)
Mr. Perry Goldberg
Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council (details below)
Mr. Carmen Grillo
Mr. Scott Harber
Ms. Silvia Hernandes
Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council (details below)
Ms. June W. Jorgensen
Ms. Barbara Kelly-Yerdon
Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (details below)
Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (details below)
Los Feliz Neighborhood Council (details below)
Ms. Mary Jo Marino
Mr. Tim McCabe
Guy Moon and Family
Ms. Marcia Oliveira
Mr. Christian Orr
The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (details below)
The Perillats
Ms. Susan Phifer
Ms. Carmela Rappazzo
Ms. Mary Deacy Rembach
Reseda Neighborhood Council (details below)
Ms. Genna Rosenberg
Rotary Club of Los Angeles
Mr. Art Shappy
Ms. Paris Silva
Ms. Lisa Strickler
Ms. Linda Troiano
Ms. Pat Winters
Mr. Joe Zumbo


September 27, 2017 – We have our funding from the California Arts Council and LA Cultural Affairs and we have performance dates booked! Choirs are on board and rehearsing. Now we need a few sponsors. All ideas are welcome and sponsorship is fully tax-deductible. Looking for a few businesses, organizations or individuals to support this project about diversity, unity and public service. (Also looking for a few vocal soloists)

California Arts Council Local Impact Award

June 13, 2017 – Giving Music received a generous award through the Local Impact program, which fosters equity, access, and opportunity by providing project and partnership support for small arts organizations reaching underserved communities. All projects must extend the reach of the arts to populations that have limited access to the arts. With support from the California Arts Council, “We All Sing Hallelujah!” is a performance project involving community-based choirs in Los Angeles, serving communities throughout Los Angeles County. Based on Handel’s “Messiah,” the project uses contemporary music to interpret the oratorio and reimagines the sacred text as a secular message of peace and unity. Performed by community choirs from Leimert Park, Inglewood, and other inner-city neighborhoods, Giving Music is staging “We All Sing Hallelujah!” at public venues over the 2017 holidays.

The official press release is at and the list of awardees is at Thank you, California Arts Council!

Neighborhood Purpose Grants

Highland Park Neighborhood Council

Along with regular performances at the roughly 25 nursing homes we serve, Giving Music has done a series of public performances for the senior citizens of Los Angeles, thanks to the Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, and some of Northeast Los Angeles’ Neighborhood Councils. Neighborhood Purpose Grants from the Arroyo Seco, Canoga Park, Historic Highland Park, Glassell Park and Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Councils enabled Giving Music to provide concerts at Canoga Park, Highland Park, Glassell Park, Griffith Park, Lincoln Heights Senior Center, and Montecito Heights Senior Citizen Centers.

Additionally, the Reseda Neighborhood Council helped fund performances for area senior citizens through a Neighborhood Purpose Grant.  Giving Music coordinated with the One Generation Senior Enrichment Center in Reseda to present concerts to residents of area nursing homes, and performers visited care facility residents who were unable to travel.

Thanks to all of the Neighborhood Councils and the City of Los Angeles for helping us to serve the senior citizens in our communities!

The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

Ensemble music performances for the elderly at St. Vincent’s Convalescent Hospital, and Brighton Convalescent Home were funded in part by a grant from the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts.  Since its inception in 1965, Showcase has grown into one of the oldest, largest and most successful home and garden tour in the United States, visited by over 30,000 people annually. Proceeds benefit PSHA’s youth music programs and its Gifts & Grants program.

Each year, PSHA awards gifts and grants to a diverse list of non-profit organizations to support their efforts in the community.  Concerts are underwritten to ensure that the joy of live music is available to a broad range of audiences.  Support of choirs, musical theater, school marching bands, dance programs, opera, jazz bands and orchestras enriches the community and provides opportunities for a variety of groups, from students to seniors, to learn, enjoy and grow from their experiences in these programs.  Over the years, gifts and grants have included music education at all levels, music therapy for at-risk children, the underwriting of concerts, the purchase of instruments and uniforms, as well as other art programs.

Tickets to the annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design can be purchased at:

Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs’ Emerging Organizations Grant

Giving Music was awarded an Emerging Organizations Grant from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs to fund musical performances to city senior citizen centers located in Council Districts 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12.  Our ensembles have given holiday concerts in past years at the Mt. Carmel, Slauson, Mid-Valley and Betty Hill Senior Centers.

Giving Music vocalist Clarence Witherspoon serenades the seniors at Mid Valley

Giving Music vocalist, Clarence Witherspoon, serenades the seniors at Mid-Valley

Singer Cat Herzon gets the audience involved

Singer Cat Herzon gets the audience involved

Rotary Club Community Service Grant

Thanks to a generous Community Service Grant from the Rotary Club of Los Angeles, Giving Music gave holiday performances to four nursing homes in East Hollywood and Koreatown in 2013. Serrano North Convalescent, Fountainview Subacute Care, Serrano South Convalescent and Burlington Convalescent, all located in low-income areas of Los Angeles, were visited by Giving Music ensembles during the 2013 holiday season. Thank you, Rotary Club of Los Angeles, for helping us make the season a little brighter for an underserved Los Angeles community!




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