About Music Empowers

Created in early 2010, Music Empowers Foundation was established as a private foundation for the purpose of providing funding to nonprofit organizations that offer engaging and innovative music instruction to children in communities where music education either does not exist or is underdeveloped. Music Empowers Foundation was founded on the knowledge that music ignites children's creativity, fosters a sense of accomplishment and empowers them to achieve and succeed in all aspects of their lives.

As of November 2015, Music Empowers Foundation has ceased accepting grant applications and receiving donations.

The Foundation invites Individuals and organizations interested in applying for a grant, making a donation, or otherwise supporting the Music Empowers mission to do so through SpreadMusicNow - an organization with an equally as focused and passionate dedication to the cause of music education.

To learn more about this transition, we invite you to read this blog post from Music Empowers founder, Andy Davis.


Music Empowers Foundation was founded by Andy Davis in memory of his late wife, Carol Cohen Davis. Music and education were key passions for Carol, and Carol and Andy had long discussed establishing a foundation that would merge these interests and provide a means to support the establishment, development and expansion of music education for children in schools and communities across the country.

Both Carol and Andy come from families with a history of music affinity and accomplishment, so they have experienced first hand the profound effect music education can have on one's life. During their years together, Carol and Andy were avid patrons and fans of all forms of music. Love of music continues in the current generation as one of their sons is an accomplished drummer/percussionist and is pursuing a career in music production and business.