Volta Music Foundation

Nurturing Lives Through Music

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Volta Music Foundation

EIN: 83-2167948


Volta Music Foundation’s mission is to provide students in underserved communities the opportunity to advance their musical careers through various educational programs and talent development opportunities while building a worldwide support network that empowers young musicians from these communities to reach their full potential.

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Founder, President & CEO

Yalyen Savignon

Main address

PO BOX 668092


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Subject area info

Arts education


Musical ensembles and groups

Orchestral music

Performing arts education

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Population served info

People of African descent

People of Latin American descent

Multiracial people

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

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Afterschool Music Program

Volta Music Foundation’s After-School Program gives students in Title I schools the opportunity to benefit from music education. Music education has been defunded in many of these schools due to a lack of resources. Students enrolled in Volta’s after-school programs receive musical instruction, instruments, and classroom materials.
Students have access to a variety of classes, including:
Group Instrumental Lessons and Choir Classes
Music History, Theory, and Composition Classes
Community Building Sessions with Guests Artists
Volta’s After School Program meets three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm in group sessions at participating schools or using the Volta Music Foundation Google Classroom from home. Lessons are divided into two sessions of 50 minutes, each with a 10-minute break. These programs have a duration of 11-12 weeks per semester.

Population(s) Served
Multiracial people
People of Latin American descent
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

Where we work


Best Non Profit of the Year in the Arts Category 2023

211 Broward Community care plan no profit Awards


Volta Music Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Volta Music Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Founder, President & CEO

Yalyen Savignon

Volta Music Foundation

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Board of directors
as of 05/10/2023
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Board chair

Yalyen Savignon

Elmar Oliveira

Laura Sinclair

Rene Males

Organizational demographics

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