The Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation

Giving Back For Good

It’s our way of saying thank you. Started in 1996 by C. F. Martin IV, the Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation supports causes we believe in by giving to nonprofit music, arts, education, and environmental action groups. Foundation trustees manage assets conservatively to promote long-term planning. We seek to achieve the best value from our grant-making for the people and causes grantees serve.


Please note: The Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation does not fund political or religious organizations.


Please send donations in the form of a check to:

C. F. Martin Co., Inc.
Attn: Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation
510 Sycamore Street
P. O. Box 329
Nazareth, PA 18064

Make checks out to: Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation

Questions? Call: 888-433-9177

Foundation Grant Request Guidelines

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Lehigh Valley and regional organizations receiving Foundation support in 2021 were: Allentown Symphony Association, ArtsQuest, Community Music School, Godfrey Daniels, Lehigh Valley Arts Council, Moravian Historical Society, Nazareth Center for the Arts, Northampton Cty Historical & Genealogical Society, PBS39, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Touchstone Theatre, WDIY 88.1, Allentown Rescue Mission, Bloom – Lehigh Valley, Center for Humanistic Change, Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Community Bike Works, Family Connection of Easton Inc., Greater Valley YMCA – Nazareth Branch, Lifepath, Meals on Wheels, Miller Keystone Blood Center, Morningstar Senior Living Foundation, Nazareth Area Food Bank, New Bethany Ministries, ProJeCt of Easton Inc., Second Harvest Food Bank, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Valley Youth House, Visiting Nurse Association of St. Lukes, Da Vinci Science Center, Moravian University, Muhlenberg College, Bethlehem Area Public Library, Nazareth Area Public Library, and Northampton Community College Foundation.

The Foundation also made grants to national organizations with strong arts presence and programs in acoustic guitar education and research: 17 Community Music Center (ME), Ashokan Center (NY), At the Tabernacle (NJ), Beyond the Bars (PA), Birthplace of Country Music (TN), Kealakai Center for Pacific Strings (HI), Folk Alliance International (MO), Fox Chase Cancer Center (PA), Guitars in the Classroom (CA), International Bluegrass Music Museum (KY), Morris Museum (NJ), Musical Instrument Museum (AZ), Museum of Making Music (CA), Music Maker Relief Foundation (NH), National Music Museum (SD), Old Town School of Folk Music (IL), Philadelphia Outward Bound (PA), Rockingham County Educational Foundation (NC), University of North Carolina Libraries (NC), WHYY (PA), Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour (KY), and Woody Guthrie Center (OK).