Piano Bank is Utah’s premier piano adoption program. We accept piano donations in need of minimal repair to excellent condition and place them in homes with families of dedicated students who do not have the financial means to obtain a piano. Additionally, we place pianos in public spaces to promote music-making in our community. We are committed to creating access to quality pianos, music education, and performance for youth and adults residing in Utah.
To begin the donation process, please fill out the following online application. Once received, the Community Coordinator and Executive Director will make an initial assessment based on the application information. If it passes, we will send one of our certified piano technicians to assess the instrument. Based on their recommendation, and the needs of the program, we will either accept the piano or decline the instrument.
The second phase of the donation process will either consist of moving the piano into storage with Barrus Pianos, or leaving the piano at the donor’s location until we find a suitable applicant (which can take 2-3 months). If the piano is outside the greater Salt Lake City area and/or there is a flight of stairs involved, the donor will be asked to consider making a monetary donation to help offset the moving expense.
Mundi Project reserves the right to utilize piano donations in a way that best serves the overall mission to actively break down socio-economic and generational barriers by providing quality music experiences for all. Once the piano is placed, we will share with donors some information about the recipients of their piano, which may include photos, videos, and stories.
This application is divided into three sections:
- Donor Information
- Piano Details
- Piano Moving Logistics
The Donor Information section will ask for details regarding the donor’s name, address, contact information, and location of the piano. The Piano Details section will ask questions about the make/model, the cabinetry, and it’s working condition. Answer it the best you can! This section will ask you to take three photos of the piano: 1) Full piano shown with keys visible, 2) Serial number found inside the piano, 3) Inside of the piano, front-facing including piano hammers and strings. Additionally, donors are welcome to upload a short video of themselves playing the keys from left to right. The last section, Piano Moving Logistics, will help us give an idea of its location and the cost of moving the piano.
Tax Information for Piano Donations
Mundi Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations (goods and monetary) are tax-deductible. If your piano is accepted to the Piano Bank program, you will receive a letter with the appraised value that can be used for tax deduction purposes.
General Questions and Concerns
At any point during the process, applicants are welcome to direct general questions and concerns to Mundi Project Community Coordinator, Cody Goetz. He may be reached at the office: 801.487.8594 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving and reviewing your application!