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Pianos for Peace

Together, We're Building Peace Through Music And Education.

aka Pianos for Peace   |   ATLANTA, GA   |  www.PianosForPeace.org

Mission

Pianos for Peace is dedicated to expanding its reach to underserved populations, uplifting lives, promoting peace, and transforming communities through artistic expression and music education, making the arts accessible to all. Together, we heal and unite communities by building peace through music and education.

Notes from the nonprofit

Together, we are transforming lives and communities by making the arts accessible to all while building peace through music and education.

Ruling year info

2015

Founder & CEO

Malek Jandali

Main address

1795 Peachtree Street NE

ATLANTA, GA 30309 USA

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EIN

47-4784836

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Hospitals and Primary Medical Care Facilities (E20)

Citizen Participation (W24)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We believe that through Pianos for Peace programs and network of strategic partners, we can make the arts accessible to all. Access to the arts is not equitable today, but organized, artist-led action can level the field for our future. Artists can act as ambassadors for creativity, sharing their arts and our mission of peace in the world where it is needed most. Arts programming has been proven to slow memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients and help those with dementia to connect with their past and with their loved ones. The arts don’t just inspire and transfrom: they have the magic power to heal. Research demonstrates that arts programming helps people with long-term illnesses feel more control over their future and manage their pain. As the study “Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning” concludes, “engagement in the arts – whether the visual arts, dance, music, or other disciplines – nurtures the development of cognitive, social, and personal competencies.”

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Pianos for Peace Arts Education Program

Serving students in underserved communities in partnership with the Atlanta Public Schools to deliver dynamic arts education and music workshops benefiting 30,000+ students and community members in 50+ schools. Our programs are designed to stimulate confidence, encourage self-expression, enhance self-esteem, and nurture positive development in at-risk young people and their communities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Engaging local volunteer artists and musicians to serve seniors in nursing homes, people with disabilities in special care centers, hospital patients in treatment centers, and students with different needs in underserved schools.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The annual Pianos for Peace Festival has placed over150 artist-created pianos in Atlanta'’s public spaces for everyone to enjoy, and donated the colorful pianos to permanent homes in schools and nursing homes. This program has impacted over 2 million Atlantas and visitors.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This Pianos for Peace program connects communities to law enforcements to change the narrative, build peace and create a better world.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Pianos for Peace Global is an innovative social change program building bridges through cultural diplomacy and bringing creative arts programs to refugee camps and relief sites worldwide.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Selected by The Coca-Cola Company to Serve on the Inaugural Coca-Cola Community Engagement Summit 2019

Number of students served in Pianos for Peace Arts Education Program

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Pianos for Peace Arts Education Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Community arts programming created in partnership with the Atlanta Public Schools system for students in under-resourced schools.

Number of people that have access to Pianos for Peace and served during the annual Pianos for Peace Festival

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Multiracial people, People of African descent, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Pianos for Peace Festival Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Spreading the message of peace and unity in the community through one of the largest public arts display projects in metro Atlanta.

Number of people served in Pianos for Peace Music Therapy and Healing Arts Program

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Pianos for Peace Music Therapy Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Bringing the healing power of music into nursing homes and schols throughout metro Atlanta.

Number of people served by Pianos for Peace Global and Cultural Diplomacy Program serving Relief Sites and Refugee Camps worldwide.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Pianos for Peace Global

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

An innovative social change program building bridges through cultural diplomacy and bringing creative arts programs to refugee camps and relief sites worldwide.

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Pianos for Peace thrives to create a better world by making the arts accessible to all while building peace through music and education. Music unites people and we serve the community through three programs: community arts, music therapy and arts education. The Pianos for Peace Festival is the organization’s annual Community Arts Program that features pianos painted by local artists that are placed in the parks and public spaces of Atlanta for anyone to play and everyone to enjoy. We then donate the pianos to Title I Schools, nursing homes and hospitals where they become permanent homes for future Pianos for Peace community arts programs.

Pianos for Peace is committed to bringing meaningful arts programs to our under-resourced schools, community centers, healthcare and senior care facilities. Each Pianos for Peace program is defined by the needs of our partner communities, the volunteer service of artists, and by our commitment to build peace through music and education. Our programs serve schoolchildren, healthcare patients, veterans, seniors, and the disabled, igniting creativity and activating potential in under-resourced communities.

Pianos for Peace relies on our Ambassadors for Peace to serve the community through meaningful art programs that transform lives and communities in need. One of the most important strategies is collaboration and meaningful partnerships that work together to serve students, hospital patients, people with different needs, veterans, and seniors in underserved communities. The Pianos for Peace volunteer artists engage communities and inspire people to join our symphony for peace to make permanent good work and positive social change in our world.

The Pianos for Peace proven experience in community art programming has impacted 19,000 students and community members at Atlanta Public Schools where we donated more than 50 colorful Pianos for Peace and placed 150 artist-created Pianos for Peace in public spaces and nursing homes throughout metro Atlanta.

Since 2015, our strategic partnerships with over 29 community-based organizations enabled us to bring meaningful art programing and serve communities in need. Pianos for Peace has collaborated with international organizations such as Reach Out To Asia and served in global summits such as the Skoll World Forum for Social Entrepreneurship in our effort to build peace through music and education and make a positive social change in the world.

PIANOS FOR PEACE FESTIVAL: One of the largest public arts display in Atlanta with 100+ artist-created pianos placed in metro Atlanta's public spaces for anyone to play and everyone to enjoy, then donated to permanent homes in schools and nursing homes impacting more than 2 million visitors and Atlantans every year.

PIANOS FOR PEACE ARTS EDUCATION program in partnership with the Atlanta Public Schools for under-resourced students benefiting 20,000+ students and community members in 50 schools.

PIANOS FOR PEACE MUSIC THERAPY program serving 3,000 individuals in 16 different senior centers and nursing homes, up by 50% from last year with a total of 2,164 volunteer hours.

PIANOS FOR PEACE AMBASSADORS FOR PEACE program connects communities to law enforcements to change the narrative, build peace and create peaceful communities and a better world.

PIANOS FOR PEACE GLOBAL bringing creative arts programs to refugee sites and mass transit hubs for social change around the world.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Pianos for Peace

Board of directors
as of 03/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Justin Clay

Founder, Music from the Heart

Term: 2022 - 2026


Board co-chair

Charmaine Minniefield

Founder, The New Freedom Project

Term: 2022 - 2026

Jeffrey L. Cohen

Cohen Cooper Estep & Allen, LLC

Michael D. Hobbs

Cohen Cooper Estep & Allen, LLC

Maria Fundora

Purple Pansies Pancreatic Cancer Organization

Ameer H. Muhammad

Georgia State University

Sara Womack

Atlanta Public Schools

Vincenzo Piscopo

United Spinal Association, CEO

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/5/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/04/2019

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.