Launched in 2010, Démos intervenes where access to artistic and cultural education is made difficult by economic and social factors, or by the geographical remoteness of teaching institutions.
The Fonds K supports the Petits Violons of the Paris Opéra, which teaches violin to children from underprivileged neighbourhoods and Viva Ensemble, which strives to share the emotions procured from music within the hospital and charity arenas.
For 15 years, the Harmony Program has been changing lives through music. They provide musical instruments and music education to children in New York City's most underserved neighborhoods and within diverse communities often underrepresented in classical music. Each year, the organization inspires approximately 1,000 youth by supporting students in music fluency, social-emotional learning, confidence building, peer connections, and creative expression. Throughout the "boroughs" (neighborhoods) of Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, the Harmony Program offers in-school and after-school music classes, as well as weekend and summer learning opportunities. The Fonds K pour la Musique supports the Harmony Program Youth Orchestra (HPYO) system. HPYO is a system of ensembles that allow young musicians, including beginner and advanced students, to extend their music learning through weekend rehearsals, master classes, and public performances throughout New York City.
Harmony Project is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 that provides music education to 3,500 underserved children and youth in Los Angeles, California, USA. Harmony Project harnesses the transformative power of music to increase access to higher education for its students by removing systemic barriers to achievement through academic and social support. Students receive access to professional-grade musical instruments and high-quality instruction from trained musicians, as well as social, emotional, educational, and financial assistance. The organization's holistic approach to student success has resulted in impressive outcomes for students’ college acceptance and has awarded over $3,000,000 to more than 600 alumni. The organization has received recognition and support from the White House, the U.S. Department of Education, and has provided students with incredible performance opportunities.
University Hospital of Geneva
The Fonds K supports the University Hospital of Geneva in its work studying the brain development of premature babies stimulated by exposure to a sound environment - both musical and vocal - specifically created with a view to develop a personalised medical approach. The research is aimed at understanding the mechanisms of brain plasticity and development in the presence of music, enabling Professor Petra Hüppi and her team to do more, at the right time, according to the individual needs of these little ones.