Community Resources

Community Grant Program

The Community Grant Program opens Berklee's doors to local nonprofit organizations. In-kind grants are awarded to subsidize rental fees, enabling recipient organizations to hold events at Berklee venues such as the Berklee Performance Center, Cafe 939, and the David Friend Recital Hall. 

Email us to learn how to apply for a community grant.

Berklee Donations Program

Berklee provides access to quality musical performances by donating tickets to public schools, neighborhood residents, and nonprofit organizations for performances at the renowned Berklee Performance Center, Cafe 939, and other campus venues. 

The college also donates musical instruments, computer hardware, and production equipment to the music education programs of public schools and nonprofit partner organizations. 

Email us if you have instruments or equipment you'd like to donate to Berklee, or if you would like more information on receiving donations for your nonprofit organization or school. To maximize impact, donations are most often made to sites where Berklee's Community Service Employment participants, faculty, and alumni serve in outreach positions.

Urban Outreach Performance Program

Through the Urban Outreach Performance Program, Community and Government Relations works with the Ensemble Department and Berklee City Music to present educational concerts at local public schools and community centers. Performances are designed to encourage youth to consider higher education, stimulate their interest in the study of music, and inform them about Berklee City Music programs. Participating Berklee students work closely with faculty to experiment with repertoire, sharpen performance skills, and prepare for careers as professional musicians.

Email us if you're interested in hosting a Berklee ensemble at your school or organization.