Total loan: $5,000


Oakland, CA, United States / Arts

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A loan helped me to stabilize the operation of Musically Minded Academy during COVID-19.

Anna's story

Musically Minded Academy was a thriving local music education non-profit until we were evicted in August 2017 due to our local real estate market price quadrupling. We have spent years in recovery and have paired down our offerings during our transition. Now we have partnered with a church and we’re just starting to build up again when the Shelter in Place started for COVID-19. Our group classes have been highly impacted by the closure as well as our senior citizens program and potentially our Summer Program. We need working capital to stabilize now so that we may adjust to online learning and continue to pay our employees. Also, some of our families suddenly cannot afford lessons due to loss of work and we would like to extend financial aid to them so that they may continue their education without interruption. During this shelter in place we are finding that access to music education and a community of student musicians is crucial for mental health and we are committed to continuing our programs during this challenging time.