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, environmental action and human services 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 2022 were: Allentown Art Museum, Allentown Symphony Association , Arts Quest , Community Music School, Godfrey Daniels , Moravian Historical Society, Nazareth Center for the Arts, Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, PBS39 – Lehigh Valley Public Media (WLVR), State Theatre Center for the Arts, Touchstone Theatre, WDIY 88.1 , Cedar Crest College, Holy Family School, Lehigh University, Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity , Moravian University, Muhlenberg College, Northampton Community College Foundation , Allentown Rescue Mission, Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering, Bloom – Lehigh Valley, Casey Doolin Foundation, Center for Humanistic Change (CHC), Community Bike Works , Community Action Committee, Family Connection of Easton, Inc, Family Promise of the Lehigh Valley, KidsPeace, Lehigh Conference of Churches, Lifepath, Meals on Wheels of Northampton County, Miller Keystone Blood Center , Nazareth Area Food Bank, New Bethany Ministries , ProJeCt of Easton, Inc., United Way of the Greater L.V., Valley Health Partners Community Health Center, Valley Youth House , Visiting Nurse Association of St. Lukes , Greater Valley YMCA – Nazareth Branch , Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Lehigh Valley Zoological Society, Wildlands Conservancy, Wildlands’ capital campaign, and Fox Chase Cancer Center.

The Foundation also made grants to national organizations with strong arts presence and programs in acoustic guitar education and research: 317 Community Music Center (ME) , Abriendo Mentes ("Opening Minds") (TX), Ashokan Center (NY), At the Tabernacle (NJ) , Birthplace of Country Music (TN) , Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (TN), Folk Alliance International (MO) , Fox Chase Cancer Center (PA) , Guitars in the Classroom (CA) , International Bluegrass Music Museum (KY) , Living Traditions, Inc. (NY), Morris Museum (NJ) , Museum of Making Music (CA) , Music Maker Relief Foundation (NH) , Musical Instrument Museum (AZ) , National Blues Museum (MO), National Music Museum (SD), New Hope Helping (PA), Ollie’s Orchestra (PA), Old Town School of Folk Music (IL), Philadelphia Outward Bound School (PA) , Special Olympics Pennsylvania (PA), University of North Carolina Libraries (NC) , WHYY (PA) , and Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour (KY),