Creating a Brighter Future Through Music Education

Who is the CMA Foundation?

Established in 2011 as the philanthropic arm of the Country Music Association (CMA), the CMA Foundation is committed to improving and sustaining music education programs across the United States, working to ensure every child has the opportunity to participate in music education.


The CMA Foundation believes every child should have access to a proper music education and exists primarily to partner with schools and communities to make that happen.

Why? Because music has been proven to have a powerful impact on students’ academic achievement and social development. We want to leverage the power of music to help shape the next generation into well-rounded individuals.

We believe music education plays a significant role in the trajectory of future generations and of our world, but we can’t do it alone. We need you.