Equity Guidelines for Donors & Foundations

Music is an experience that can strengthen the bonds of our shared humanity and inspire hope throughout our community.

Everyone deserves equitable access to music, so Modern Marimba’s programs are inspired by an urgent need for change. Because music can bring people together, your donation to our 501c3 nonprofit arts organization will help enhance your life and the lives of friends, new friends, neighbors, and the greater community of Sarasota.

MODMA is grounded in removing obstacles that have been historically used to keep people marginalized. Our approach to work and collaboration sets us apart from most other music organizations. Be a part of this community!

Donations by check may be sent to our mailing address:

Modern Marimba
P.O. Box 2066
Sarasota, FL 34230

Equity Guidelines for Donors & Foundations

Modern Marimba is inspired by the following policies created by Soul Fire Farm: Equity Guidelines and Reflection Questions for Foundations & Donors and is committed to these ten principles inspired by Community-Centric Fundraising:

1. We foster respect for living beings.

2. Our mission is not as important as the health of the Sarasota community and the health of the planet.

3. We promote the understanding that people benefit by engaging in music – it’s not just about charity and compassion.

4. We see the work in music as holistic and transformative, not transactional.

5. We recognize that healing and liberation require a commitment to economic justice.

6. Donations must be grounded in equity, racial, and social justice. We are committed to creating sustainable and equitable musical ecosystems that dismantle oppression.

7. We treat donors as partners, and this means that we are transparent and willing to have difficult conversations.

8. All who engage in strengthening the community in Sarasota and greater Southwest Florida through our organization are equally valued, whether a musician, composer, student, teacher, volunteer, staff, donor, audience member, or board member.

9. Time is valued as equally as money.

10. We are generous and mutually supportive of other nonprofits and mutual aid groups that share our values.

We hope you consider making a gift today, and we are thankful to all for the support that has helped provide the artistic and financial stability necessary to adjust during these difficult times.

Modern Marimba, a 501c3 nonprofit organization (EIN: 84-2738377), meets all requirements specified by the Florida Solicitation of Contributions Act. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE (1-800-435-7352). REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Please refer to registration #CH60203. A professional solicitor has not been retained, and Modern Marimba receives 100% of your contribution.