Midori & Friends is dedicated to enriching the lives of New York City youth through music. Your contributions enable us to provide exceptional instructional residencies, concerts, and community events. We express our heartfelt thanks to all of our donors.


AEO Foundation 

Bloomberg Philanthropies  

Brownington Foundation 

Con Edison 


Fulgraf Foundation 

Hyde & Watson Foundation 

The Irwin Scherzer Foundation 

John & Joan D’Addario Foundation 

JP Morgan Chase 



Gerson Family Foundation 

Les Paul Foundation

The Lotos Foundation 

Mitsui & Co.  

Mitsui USA Foundation


Nippon Steel North America, Inc. 

Norinchukin Foundation 

Pamela & Richard Rubinstein Foundation 

Paul Galvin Memorial Foundation Trust 


Pierre & Tana Matisse Foundation 

Reiss Family Foundation 

Salesforce Foundation 

Tanaka Memorial Foundation 

Venable Foundation

Whispering Bells Foundation 

National Endowment for the Arts 

New York State Council on the Arts 

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs 

New York City Council Members

U.S. Bank 

New York City Council Members

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of NYC Council Speaker Adrienne Adams and the Members of the NYC Council, who appropriate their own discretionary funding, as well as awarding their select CASA & Initiative grants for cultural after-school initiatives, to Midori & Friends.


These public funds have enabled us to provide NYC school children with musical experiences that otherwise would not have been possible. Special thanks also to Commissioner Laurie Cumbo, Department of Cultural Affairs; Honorable Carlina Rivera, Cultural Affairs Committee Chair; and Honorable Justin Brannan, Finance Committee Chair; for their leadership in championing the arts in New York City.

Shaun Abreu, 7th C.D.
Adrienne Adams, 28th C.D.
Joann Ariola, 32nd C.D. 
Diana Ayala, 8th C.D.
Erik Bottcher, 3rd C.D.
Justin Brannan, 43rd C.D.
Carmen De La Rosa, 10th C.D.
Eric Dinowitz, 11th C.D.
James Gennaro, 24th C.D.  
Robert Holden, 30th C.D.
Amanda Farías 18th C.D. 
Oswald Feliz, 15th C.D. 
Rita Joseph, 40th C.D.
Linda Lee, 23rd C.D.
Vickie Paladino, 19th C.D.                           
Mercedes Narcisse, 46th C.D.
Sandy Nurse, 37th C.D. 
Pierina Ana Sanchez, 14th C.D. 
Lynn Schulman, 29th C.D.
Inna Vernikov, 48th C.D.