Our Mission

The Gibson Foundation is a 501(c)(3) committed to introduce, inspire, and amplify the power of music through guitars across all generations, genres, and genders.


To make music matter to more people in more ways . . . one guitar at a time!

What We've Achieved

For over 125 years Gibson has been shaping, contributing, and supporting sound through their guitars…across many generations and genres of music.  In 2002 the Gibson Foundation was officially established (as a 501(c)3) and has since provided thousands of guitars and related value-in-kind and donations in excess of $30m.  As we look to the future for both Gibson Brands and the Gibson Foundation, we have an opportunity and an obligation to re-build with an aligned approach going forward.    

100% of your donations go towards giving the gift of music. 

“Gibson is committed to the fundamental need of putting people and music together and growing the ‘share of sound.’ The Gibson Foundation is core to our past, present, and future. The combination of a new foundation mission, amazing foundation partners, and new foundation leadership sets us up to make a meaningful impact in the world of music going forward.”
— James "JC" Curleigh, CEO - Gibson Brands, Inc.