...pound for pound, dollar for dollar, no organization has had a greater positive impact on the community it serves than Buffalo String Works.
— Don Nelson, VP and Education Director, Sportsmen Americana Music Foundation

Buffalo String Works exists in the heart of Buffalo’s west side and aims to serve our immediate community through music. Thus, community support is integral to our ability to provide a fulfilling music education. We urge you to join our Buffalo String Works family!

Contributions of any amount are gratefully accepted and donations are tax-deductible. For donations of $500, we offer individual student sponsorships. Please contact us at info@buffalostringworks.org for more information on becoming a student sponsor.

Our students pay $1 per lesson as a token payment if they are able but as you might expect, this does not cover our annual expenses. Your generous contribution will go towards instrument rental, music books and materials, venue rental, teacher honoraria and administrative supplies.


To donate by check, please make payable to Buffalo String Works and mail to:

To donate online, please click the button below:

Buffalo String Works
179 Anderson Place
Buffalo, NY 14222

In-Kind Donations:

We also welcome in-kind donations that can help enhance our work with our students! Examples of in-kind donations we've received include: music books, instruments, instrument accessories (music stands, strings etc.), snacks for students, and space for events. E-mail us at info@buffalostringworks.org if you would like to offer an in-kind donation to BSW. We'd love to hear from you!