Arts, Culture, and Humanities


Visalia, CA


To promote and enhance music education programs for the youth of Tulare County and surrounding areas.

Ruling Year



Warren Castleberry


Debbie Castleberry

Main Address

3626 S Oakhaven St

Visalia, CA 93277 USA


music education, K-12, scholarships





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Music (A68)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Year after year the funding to the arts programs in our schools is cut. More and more the parents, students and Booster organizations are responsible for providing the funding that these crucial programs need. Music education has suffered because of the increasing demands on our schools to provide our students with the tools they need to enter into their college careers. Although we agree this is important; we believe that providing students with the opportunity to excel at something other than the traditional math, English and science modalities is also important. In fact CRUCIAL. Crucial to the student who does not excel in a traditional learning environment, crucial to the student who struggles with self esteem, a lack of family and peer support. The child that doesn't fit into the mold of the "ideal student" that we have built.

Our programs

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Kevin Chabiel Music Festival

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South Valley Charitable Foundation has mad it's mission to ensure that we stand in the gap and promote and assist in funding the programs for our schools. We want our teachers and students to know that there is an organization that cares about what they are doing. We will provide them a venue to perform in a professional atmosphere and spend time telling them how much their talents mean to the world we live in. We will provide college scholarships for students who would not otherwise be able to attend college. We will educate the community in the importance of keeping music education in our schools!

Meet and network with business owners in our community to garner support and corporate donations. Continue to maintain relationships with our local school band directors and booster organizations to keep clear lines of communications open as to the needs of their programs. Continue to have our annual music festival to showcase local student and professional musicians and raise money to fund our scholarships and donation goals. Continue to educate the community about the importance of keeping music education alive and well within our communities.

We have a talented board of directors compiled of finance officers, teachers, musicians and music advocates. They work tirelessly to ensure the success of our mission. We have a large base of volunteers who enable us to keep our costs down at our fundraising events. We have the support and encouragement of our county supervisors. We are small but mighty and committed and passionate about what we are doing!

Our Board of Directors will review an expense /progress report and participate in strategic planning to keep the momentum of the charity growth moving forward.

We have given over $14,000 in college scholarships, charitable donations and direct funding to the music programs in the 5 years since we began. We have started a Legacy Award to recognize individuals in our community who have tirelessly given of their time to support music education. We were recognized by the Tulare County Board of Supervisors in March of 2018 and established March as Music Education awareness month. We are planning for our 4th Kevin Chabiel Music Festival. We do this to honor the memory of our dear friend who lost his battle with cancer and who's talent and music left a profound impact on our community. Our mission is to continue to grow the charity into an organization that is well known and respected for it's contributions to the community in which we live. We will continue to educate the community about the importance of music education. We will continue to be there for the music teachers and their students.

External Reviews


Tulare County Music Education Awareness Month 2018

Affiliations & Memberships

Tulare Chamber of Commerce Member 2019



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