Making Music Changes Lives

The mission of Blue Bear School of Music is to empower people to play the music they love. At Blue Bear, we believe that everyone, regardless of the school they attend, the neighborhood that they live in or their financial capacity should have equitable access to playing music.

A donation to Blue Bear’s annual Feed the Bear campaign enables us to bring free music education to schools, community centers and family shelters, making our impact, one note at a time. 


Send your checks to: Blue Bear School of Music Attn: Development 2 Marina Blvd. Bldg. D San Francisco CA 94123


Do you have a keyboard collecting dust?  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.


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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