My Voice Music

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Mission

Amplifying young voices and igniting self-discovery through music.

Bottom Line for Portland

A donation to My Voice Music literally puts a microphone in the hands of a young person and helps us hold space for them to find and share their voice. A successful campaign ensures that we will be able to bring trauma-informed music workshops to over 1,000 youth in crisis in dozens of Portland-area mental health treatment centers, juvenile detention centers, migrant facilities, and programs for young people recovering from sexual exploitation. Every dollar you contribute helps MVM provide free music programs at MVM Studios for 425 kids transitioning out of facilities and youth from the general public.

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“My Voice Music saved my life. My Voice Music was the only place I felt I could be accepted. It made me happy when I couldn’t be happy. My Voice Music was like family.”- Amber (MVM participant)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

MVM actively fights against the causes of systemic oppression, using our resources, knowledge, and physical assets to provide youth with a platform to amplify their voices on their own terms. This means bringing instruments and professional musicians to youth in residential facilities and juvenile justice programs, delivering programs in Spanish for refugees and new arrivals, and providing ongoing support for young people as they transition to life “outside.” Scholarships are provided no questions asked - 85% of participants attend on scholarship.

Incentives

All donors will get a guitar pick with the MVM logo.

CD Baby will double all gifts from NEW MVM donors up to $2,500. CD Baby will match an additional $1,500 in donations from their employees.

NOVEMBER 11: For every $50 you donate on Thursday, November 11th you will be entered to win an MVM “Let's Write a Song Together" experience with critically acclaimed songwriter Haley Heynderickx. You send a poem, lyrics, a photo, a page from your sketchbook, etc., and Haley will write and record a song based on your vision. 

 

MVM “Song of Your Dreams” Big Give Days
Every donation of any amount on these days is an entry to win a metal, hop hop, or love song created just for you by our community of professional musicians. The winner sends us anything that can be the spark of inspiration for the song you want our musicians to write. This could be an idea, a poem, a drawing, etc., we will work with you to write and record a song based on your vision. These Give!Guide prizes are inspired by MVM’s Let’s Write a Song Together program where youth collaborate with MVM to create an original song remotely. 


12/7 Win the HOLIDAY Song of Your Dreams
12/15 Win the METAL Song of Your Dreams
12/21 Win the HIP HOP Song of Your Dreams
12/29 Win the LOVE Song of Your Dreams

Business Partner(s)

CD Baby provides global music distribution for independent musicians.

$11,540 raised of $15,000 goal
171 donations
77% of Goal

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Year Founded: 2008

Tax ID: 800244665


My Voice Music is in the Creative Expression category which is sponsored by The Oregon Cultural Trust

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