Our community has made the last 50 years INCREDIBLE.
Now we look to you to make the next 50 years POSSIBLE.
Donate Here!

A donation to Blue Bear School of Music is an investment in a vibrant, established and legacy nonprofit organization that improves lives one note at a time.

Your gift of. . .

  • $50 helps us celebrate 50 amazing years of making music!
  • $100 funds one hour of music instruction at a school or community center.
  • $350 buys one music kit that can be used to run programming at a homeless shelter.
  • $500 sends one kid with financial need to a week-long music summer camp at the Bear.
  • $1,000 helps fund one complete 12-week music program.
  • $3,000 fully funds 12 weeks of Blue Bear programming at a school or community center.
  • $12,000 funds a community outreach site for a full year!
  • $20,000 funds a mobile laptop-based digital audio program to be used in underserved areas of our community outreach program!
  • $24,000 funds a “Music & Coding” class at a San Francisco elementary school for a full year!

In-Kind Donations

Do you have a keyboard you bought yourself for Christmas and realize you have no time to play?  Here are some examples of things we’re always looking for:

  • Keyboards, guitars, ukuleles and other instruments and amps in good condition
  • 2011 and newer iMacs, MacBooks, iPads, Macbook Airs etc.
  • Gift Certificates
  • Cars, boats, yachts and other running vehicles

While we wish we could take everything, we just don’t have the space!  Please email [email protected] with item names and pictures first.


Become a part of the Blue Bear community on PatreonWe have created a place for you to enjoy videos, photos, guitar lessons, a community forum, our blog, and most important of all – to help us grow our music education programs in San Francisco.


Join our crew!  We have ongoing volunteer shifts, especially during our semi-annual events.  We can use your energy and spirit!  Contact Melanie at [email protected] for details.


Our information:
Firm: Vanguard Brokerage Services
DTC#: 0062
Account #: 19936526
Account Name: Blue Bear School Of Music

Click here to donate through your Fidelity, Schwab or BNY Mellon DAF.

Donating stocks and mutual funds is a great way to support Blue Bear.  By making a donation of securities it not only helps us fulfill our mission, but also offers some valuable financial benefits.

  • You can donate appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds
  • The total value of the stock upon transfer is tax-deductible
  • There is no obligation to pay any capital gains taxes on the appreciation

If you have any questions please e-mail Melanie at [email protected]


We appreciate you thinking about us while making your planned giving plans.  We would be honored to be included in your will, and are happy to discuss further with you.  Please call Melanie at 415.673.3600 or e-mail her at [email protected]

Want to chat?

We would love to chat with you about any and all of your questions about our school and the importance of our work.  Feel free to give us a call at 415.673.3600 during our business hours:  Monday-Thursday, 1-8 pm, and Saturday, 10:30 am-3:30 pm.

Blue Bear School of Music is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and your donations, whether cash or items, are tax deductible as allowed by law.  Our EIN is 94-2243418.

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