"I think of music not simply as a livelihood or as a discipline. I think of it as a gathering point and a fuel. I think of it as a guide and a safety rope with which to navigate difficult passages. This idea is central to the mission of the Foundation. Jake still speaks in music, and the work continues."

- Ian MacKaye, Foundation Advisor

About Us

Jake McGuire Savage Foundation or "Jake's Music" is a nonprofit charitable organization created by his family to honor his brief life.

"Jake's Music" brings free after-school music lessons and instruments to inner city children ages 7-18 as an incentive for developing individual skills, for achieving self-esteem and for strengthening community ties in the neighborhoods it serves.

Our organization receives broad based community support and funds students in a variety of musical pursuits: composition, performance, music technology, recording, and exposure to musical events.

Our impressive Board of Advisors has been made up of prominent musical artists, media figures, writers, educators and community leaders.

Our Current Advisors

Our Officers and Key Staff

Our Board of Directors