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Congratulations to Halleck Vineyard!

Halleck Vineyard, producer of the Find Your Light Pinot Noir, has just been awarded Best of Class for their 2014 The Farm Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir and their 2016 Clone 828 in the San Francisco Chronicle 2019 Wine Competition. This is the largest and oldest wine competition in the United States, with nearly

2019 Grant Cycle Announced

For all organizations looking to apply for funding in 2019, we have a new, fully online application process that will launch on February 1st. Our cycles for applications will be: February 1st – March 31st Award announcements in June August 1st – September 30th Award Announcements in November Have Questions? Please reach out to info@findyourlightfoundation.org

NEW RELEASE 2015 FYL Pinot Noir is here!

The 2015 Find Your Light Pinot Noir from FYL and Halleck Vineyard in now available! There are only 140 cases produced (and all proceeds go to Find Your Light), so don’t miss it–get your case today and help kids in need through the arts with your purchase! Click here to get yours today!

Inspirational Composers

Check out these amazing young composers profiled in the New York Times! https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/22/arts/music/new-york-philharmonic-very-young-composers.html

Thank you to Ms. Todd and Watson Elementary School!

Wow! With Miss Todd’s leadership, $5,000 was raised for the Find Your Light Foundation in the 2017/2018 School Year, which supports arts education for students who may not have the opportunity otherwise! In just five years, a total of $15,000 has been raised! Great job, everyone!!

Inside our 2018 Gala

With the generosity of attendees and donors everywhere, we were able to raise over $1 Million to help kids around the country through arts education. Thanks to Haute Living for this great recap of our 2018 Gala! http://hauteliving.com/2018/05/find-your-light-2018-gala/656388/

The Benefits of Teaching STEAM Lessons

The Benefits of Teaching STEAM Lessons By Room 241 Team at Concordia University – Portland There’s been a big push for incorporating lessons and activities that use STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art, and math. But how exactly do these multilayered projects help students? Here are some of the specific ways in which students can benefit

Shop and Give!

Do you use Amazon.com? Your shopping makes a difference and it won’t cost you an additional cent! Click here: smile.amazon.com/ch/20-1731840 before you shop and Amazon donates a portion of what you spend to the Find Your Light Foundation.

Help to Save the NEA!

THIS MESSAGE IS FROM THE AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS ACTION FUND: The White House released its proposed 2019 budget to Congress today, officially calling again for the termination of the nation’s cultural agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Corporation for

Find Your Light Wine!

Made in partnership with Halleck Vineyard and Josh Groban, this Sonoma Coast blend of Pinot Noir is curated from exclusive and boutique vineyards in the Sebastopol Hills of western Sonoma County. It leads with red fruits like pomegranate and fresh cranberry, but delivers bright minerality and earth tones mid-palate. It finishes in white pepper, lingering for

2017 Find Your Light Video

Featured at our 2nd Annual Celebration for Arts Education and created by Chris Groban, this incredible short film highlights three of the programs supported by Find Your Light in New York. You can find out more information on the programs featured by clicking on them below! Education Through Music Girl Be Heard Buffalo String Works  

Arts and the Classroom

The Atlantic reports on the diminishing role of arts in the classroom and explains many reasons why we at Find Your Light do everything we can to provide an arts education for our next generation. Click Here to read the article.

Arts and the Economy

Americans for the Arts has broken down the economic impact of the arts, and it speaks for itself. In 2015, the nation’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion of economic activity—$63.8 billion in spending by arts and cultural organizations and an additional $102.5 billion in event-related expenditures by their audiences. Including: 4.6 million full-time

Prizeo Winner

Congratulations to Ann L.! Winner of the Prizeo drawing to attend Josh Groban’s penultimate performance at The Great Comet of 1812.  In addition to seeing the amazing show, Ann will meet Josh backstage and even receive the gold spectacles he wears in the show. Thanks to everyone for entering – you helped raise over $80,o00 for

How to Help the NEA

In response to the report on the new administration’s efforts to eliminate the NEA, we wanted to share this post from our friends at Americans for the Arts: There are many decision-making points in our federal process including the White House, Congressional budget resolution, Congressional appropriations committees, plus the full House and Senate. Each of these

Students See The Great Comet…

On November 2nd and 9th, over 300 kids from NYC Public Schools were able to see Josh Groban in the incredible Broadway production of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. Afterwards, kids from the schools were able to participate in a talkback with Josh and the cast. Thank you to the following schools

Newly Supported Programs

Newly supported programs Urban Gateways (Chicago), Girl Be Heard (NYC), and Little Kids Rock of Miami all received grant awards this week from Find Your Light Foundation. Welcome to the FYL Family! Additional congratulations to Girl Write Now and The Academy of Music for the Blind (AMB) for their large increase in giving for 2016. Please check

WHY Music Program

The Find Your Light Foundation sponsored WHY Music Program launched it’s test program in 2016. We at the Foundation are so excited for the connections WHY is communicating between arts education and success in all areas of life. Check out the video for information on their exciting work!

Josh Visits Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School

Before heading out on his world tour, Josh visited and sang with students at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Compton, CA. The school is part of the Turnarond Arts network that Josh participates in through his sponsorship of the Chalmers School in Chicago, and has successfully used the arts to create a

Welcome to the new FYL Website!

We’ve been hard at work putting together a site that exemplifies the work we do at Find Your Light and provides an easier path to information on why that work is so important. Please let us know if you enjoy the site or anywhere you see room for improvement by writing to us at info@findyourlightfoundation.org

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Congratulations to Our 2015 Grant Award Recipients!

In 2015, Find Your Light received our largest amount of grant applications in FYL history. We could not be prouder of these grant award recipients, who are the boots on the ground in our work to ensure children everywhere have access to a quality arts education. Academy of Music for the Blind LACHSA Buffalo String

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Becomes Law!

President Obama has signed into the Every Student Succeeds Act, replacing No Child Left Behind. FYL is thrilled with this legislation, as it not only recognizes arts as a core curriculum (changing STEM to STEAM), but also includes a $20 million arts education grant program. You can read more about this important legislation here!  

FYL helps to reopen the doors at The Academy of Music for the Blind

Known as AMB for short, the Academy has been providing an arts education to blind students in the Los Angeles area for over a decade. The only school of its kind in the country, they specifically address the educational, social, and physical needs of talented blind music students so that they can fully develop their

Josh Visits Chalmers Elementary to Unveil FYL Sponsored Mural

Josh recently went to Chalmers Elementary to unveil the new mural sponsored by FYL, designed and implemented by talented Chicago artist Damon Reed. After the unveiling, Josh was able to see a performance of Chalmer’s first ever theatrical production, Annie, after which there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. He then spent time with

Know the Facts

Americans for the Arts have published a wonderful series on the importance of arts education in the classroom. Click here to read the series and learn about the vital nature of arts education.

Grobanites For Charity Merges with Find Your Light!

Find Your Light is thrilled to welcome the incredible team that has operated Grobanites for Charity into the FYL fold. Since 2004, with amazing fan support, GFC raised almost $1.1MM for FYL while also touching many children’s lives through programs such as the Grobanite Toy Drive, Tender Totes and Heavenly Dreams, and Covered with Love.

Kindergartners Leading the Way!

Miss Todd’s energetic class of kindergartners from Watson Elementary School in Texas once again decided to have a cookie bake sale to benefit FYL. In fact, they doubled their donation from 2014! Miss Todd not only emphasizes the importance of arts education in the classroom, but also teaches her kids that we all have ways

A Message from Josh Groban…

Throughout my life and career, giving back has been a constant and a joy for me. My family instilled this in me as a kid and my fans have continued to nourish that love as I’ve ventured into the blessed existence that has been my short career. Together with the generous contributors inside and outside