Give the Precious Gift of Music - CMC Annual Fund Drive

CMC Inc. (nonprofit partner at CMC) raises funds to allow the Center to offer affordable music classes and lessons, free and low-cost concerts and workshops, low-cost instrument rentals, and other music related resourses. Donate now, or download the donation appeal brochure (PDF)

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$100 music skills class for a child (includes ear training, rhythm training, note-reading, history, theory, and more)

$250 one term of beginning private lessons

$500 average yearly scholarship per CMC student (over $70,000 in scholarships are given out per year)

$1000 gives one year of private string lessons

"CMC has made a really phenomenal music education experience available to our children that would otherwise have been out of our reach." - CMC Parent

Make a Contribution

Three ways to give:

1) Donate online now

2) Mail a check to Community Music Center Inc. 3350 SE Francis Street, Portland, OR 97202

3) Call 503-823-3177 to donate by phone

What else you can do

Donate as a gift or in honor of someone you know (an acknowledgement will be sent upon request)

Ask your employer if they will match your donation

Contact us to discuss a bequest or planned giving options.

Volunteer with us!

Consider making a matching gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust to further support the arts and receive an Oregon Tax Credit.


Make a Differencesinging kids

Parents say that students who study music at CMC show more self-confidence, better listening skills, increased attention, academic improvement, and greater participation in the community.

About CMC

The Community Music Center (CMC) is a program of Portland Parks & Recreation in partnership with the nonprofit corporation Community Music Center, Inc. For almost 60 years the Center has achieved its goal of full access to high quality musical activities, especially for those who otherwise do not have the means to afford them.

Our Mission

To enrich the greater Portland community by providing opportunities to enjoy, learn about, and make music.

Gifts of any amount gratefully received. Your gift to CMC Inc. is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. CMC, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Tax ID # 93-0493441.