Your support changes lives.

Our mission is to inspire artistic expression and personal growth in every one of our students. We successfully carry out this mission through our transformative summer programs.

This summer, we’re excited to announce that Walden’s Board of Directors has generously offered to match every new and increased contribution—up to $15,000—that we raise through August 4, the last day of Walden’s Young Musicians Program.

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The Walden School
7 Joost Avenue,
Suite 204
San Francisco, CA 94131

Gifts made through donor advised funds are also welcome!

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Walden’s life-changing programs can only happen with the generous support of donors, both individual and organizational. This support offsets operating expenses and provides financial aid to the many deserving students who otherwise could not afford to attend. The gap between tuition and program costs must be filled annually through the philanthropy of people like you. Your gift to the Walden School is crucial and has an immediate impact on our students.

Every gift makes a big difference. You help put more music in the world!
What your gift can do:
$100 covers a student’s meals for three days
$300 rents a piano for the Creative Musicians Retreat
$650 transports all of camp on a hiking excursion
$1,000 underwrites a YMP faculty member for one week
$3,500 brings a Composer-in-Residence to Walden
$8,500 funds the electronic music studio for the summer
$9,700 covers a full-tuition scholarship for a deserving young musician
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During my time at Walden, I have learned what it feels like to be in a creative environment where I can learn and meet other people like me. I was able to focus longer and spend time in nature. I was able to release my full creative potential.

– Gabriel, a nine-year-old Young Musicians Program student
A student being interviewed at a Young Musicians Program composers forum
For more information or if you have any questions, call (415) 587-8157 and
ask for Noah Mlotek, our Director of Development and Alumni Relations,
or contact us online.
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