Due to the current situation in the world, we want to keep our community as safe as possible. That’s why we decided this year PFC Day will go completely online! Participate by hosting an online event to support our cause.

PLAYING FOR CHANGE DAY was created in 2011 to unite the global community through the power of music. On Playing For Change Day, communities will gather as musicians and music lovers from all over the world to perform on stages, street corners, schools, yoga studios, and cafes all with the goal of bringing music into the lives of young people.

Over the last 7 years, thousands of musicians and music lovers have joined the effort, changing the world one heart and one song at a time. Your PFC Day fundraising efforts will help provide free classes in dance, instruments, languages, and music theory for children, instructed by qualified local teachers across 11 countries.

Your donation and/or participation contributes to a positive vibration that connects and inspires us all.

One World, One Voice, One Day.

The Playing For Change Foundation (PFCF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that was established in 2007. Our mission is to create positive change through music and arts education. We develop, fund and support music schools and programs that are operated by their local communities, and then work to connect those communities around the world.

To date, PFCF has created 15 music schools across 11 countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, Mali, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Thailand, Morocco, Mexico and Argentina. Each week more than 1,200 young people attend free classes in dance, instruments, music theory, and languages, all taught by qualified local teachers. We are constantly working to strengthen our existing programs and to expand our programmatic reach worldwide.

Projects also help meet essential needs of the larger community, including the provision of aid such as food, clean water, medicine, clothes, books, school supplies, solar energy, computers, and other modern technology. Over 15,000 people have been impacted by the Foundation’s community development and empowerment efforts throughout our program regions and beyond.

Every program teaches children about their own heritage and cultural traditions and connects them in dynamic ways with other children around the world. Local leadership ensures that programs evolve in ways that are most relevant to the needs of children and their communities.

Playing For Change Day is a unique opportunity to advance our mission and make even greater connections as we come together to play for change. We are so grateful for all of the generous support, and we can’t wait to see all of the amazing events that Playing For Change Day will bring this year!


Learn more about the PFC Foundation’s work


PFC Day Ghana 2021 Tamale, Ghana
PFC Day Bangladesh 2021 Dhaka, Bangladesh