The D'Addario Foundation launches the Bridge Fund, a new initiative to provide funding for music education in Black communities

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The D'Addario Foundation – the non-profit offshoot of guitar manufacturer D'Addario – has announced the Bridge Fund, a new initiative that aims to bridge the gap between the Black community and music education.

Launched in response to budget cuts that D'Addario says “disproportionately impact school districts that serve students of color, immigrant students, and low-income communities”, the Bridge Fund is set up to restore access to music education in these communities, by breaking down barriers to entry and through nurture, youth development, mentorship and leadership.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.