Save the Music
Since the inception of the partnership with Save The Music, The Drake Gives has raised over $550,000 for Save The Music’s public school music education programs with a focus on local Orange County school districts.
Budget constraints, lack of advocacy, infrastructure, and equipment are common challenges faced by public school districts in supporting music education – a fundamental element in the developmental stages of early childhood – and The Drake Gives is determined to change that.
While working with local stakeholders and with the help of The Drake Gives’ donations, Save The Music has identified a significant opportunity to increase music and arts participation in elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Orange County. The success of the programs starts with Save The Music’s stringent process. Grantee schools receive ongoing support for a 10-year period, and in turn, the schools are expected to build upon the program and sustain for a minimum of 10 years, ensuring that decision-makers prioritize and support music education in their day-to-day school curriculum.
In 2023, with the support of The Drake Gives, Save The Music launched a partnership with the Anaheim Union High School District, providing five grants to middle and high schools in the district. Prior programs supported by Save The Music include Anaheim Elementary School District with grants for Band, Orchestra, and General Music programs, bringing Save The Music’s total impact to 33 grants in Orange County to date.