Harmony Foundation’s “Power of Harmony” Program Receives a $26,000 Grant of Support!
The Sam J. Frankino Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio is an independent family foundation dedicated to creating opportunities and enhancing the quality of life for children and families in need. The SJF Foundation awards monetary grants to qualifying institutions and agencies for initiatives designed to improve the quality of life along with the advancement of medical research.
Recently, Harmony Foundation was proud to learn that our initiative to bring singing, education, and mentorship into juvenile correctional facilities was a perfect fit for the mission of the SJF Foundation. HFI was awarded $26,000 toward our pilot project in Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility in Cleveland, Ohio.
“The Sam J. Frankino Foundation is proud to support Power of Harmony. We are impressed by your passion to serve the under-served and applaud your initiative to bring music to these young men who need support and a creative outlet,” says Lorraine Dodero, Trustee, Sam J. Frankino Foundation.
The grant is designed as a $13,000 contribution for two consecutive years and is specifically earmarked to support the educational component of Power of Harmony by offsetting the costs of educator fees & travel reimbursement, learning tracks & music purchases, curriculum development, and music therapist consultation.
“This financial commitment came at the perfect time for Harmony Foundation. Our first live concert, although virtual for now, will be broadcast into CHJCF on Saturday, May 8, featuring the men’s acapella singing group, TEN40! of Bowling Green State University. Our intention through this engagement is to entertain and then inspire the youth to want to engage with the music educators and mentors shortly after,” says Dennis Castiglione of Harmony Foundation.
To learn more about Harmony Foundation’s Power of Harmony program, please visit www.harmonyfoundation.org/power-of-harmony