VH1 Save the Music Foundation
According to a study funded by the National Association of Music Merchants, students in quality instrumental programs score 17 percent higher in mathematics than those in schools without music programs. The VH1 Save the Music Foundation organizes such programs in schools and raises awareness about their positive benefits. They equip each school with the tools necessary to establish a sustainable instrumental-music program, such as a set of band or string instruments, a keyboard or guitar lab, or a mariachi ensemble. Since its inception, VH1 Save the Music has provided new musical instruments to 1,850 public schools in more than 192 school districts across the country.