$291,000 has been raised to date!
Over $150,000 in grants have been dispersed.
Cassadee Pope competed on FOX's Name That Tune and won $88,000 for Creative Waves.
We've partnered with The Giving Block to begin accepting crypto donations.
We received $25,000 from the McFarlane Foundation for 25 Apple computers.
30 guitars from D'Angelico have been donated.
Food, shoes, gift cards, and toys were happily given to families in need.
Christmas gift-giving was dispersed to hundred of children for the second year in Belle Glade.
We realized a large inflow of donations from both Ali and Roman's wedding and bridal shower.
Creative Waves has been featured in Billboard, V Magazine, Palm Beach Daily News, Sun Sentinel, Entertainment Weekly, Music Week, and American Songwriter to name a few.
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Belle Glade Community
Due to weather, the Enrichment Center in Belle Glade, Florida has been condemned. This facility is vital, as it provides the children of underserved communities with a safe environment for education, creativity, and a hot meal. So far, we have raised the funds to build the Creative Waves Music Room, and are continuing fundraising efforts to complete the Enrichment Center. This program has helped many children graduate high school, receive college scholarships, be drafted in the NFL, and ultimately break the cycle.
Belle Glade Summer Camp
Pierre Garçon, who was recently inducted into the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame, came back to Belle Glade to give advice to the students. He attended the Belle Glade After School Program for most of his childhood, and is proof of the amazing work that this program does for the children in the Belle Glade community.
We donated $15,000 to UrbanPromise LA's Summer Camp Program in Canoga Park. Their goal is to provide students with the support needed to succeed academically, grow spiritually, and develop into leaders who can bring positive change to their communities.
A $3,0000 grant from Creative Waves was awarded to Cristo Rey Miami High School. This grant underwrote the last semester for an alum, Isis Ferreira, who graduated from Barry University with a degree in music education.
Isis recently performed at the Bound for Broadway Singer Showcase. She was also able to purchase a MacBook Pro with the Logic Pro program, which she's using to record songs.
Michela Julno is the student principal at the Belle Glade Enrichment Center, where she has been volunteering since middle school. She is now in 11th grade and will use her scholarship to attend school for engineering.
Mr. Gary Snyder’s Drum Line
Music teacher Gary Snyder received instruments for his Drumline Program to help underserved students.
Young Singers of the Palm Beaches
Brianna Tejada as well as sisters Vivien, Sophia, and Olivia La were scholarship recipients to Young Singers of the Palm Beaches.
Kyan Campbell fell in love with drums at 3 years old. We are excited to be a part of helping this young drummer continue on his creative journey.
Schoolyard Films' mission is to educate students in K-12 schools about the natural world and the challenges it faces by providing schools with high-quality natural history programming and study guides that reinforce state and national science standards - free of charge. We provided a grant to support Schoolyard Films in their work on environmental awareness with plastic pollution.
National Wildlife Refuge Association’s Young Ambassadors
The National Wildlife Refuge Association's Young Ambassadors Program was created to encourage and develop the younger generation's interest and participation in the survival of the country's natural and environment and wildlife.
And many more...
Sophia Teutsch was admitted to the School of Rock. Her father's business burnt to the ground in the middle of COVID-19, and we are pleased to help this young woman's aspirations become a reality.
A $1,000 grant was awarded to Elissabet Banega to attend a two-year residency program for dentistry.
Gabby Sasser received a guitar lessons grant.
Aspiring artist Genesis Gonzalez enrolled as a sophomore at Cardinal Newman HS in West Palm Beach, FL. Creative Waves will supplement her with one year of art lessons by renowned art teacher Janina Mines.
N'Dea Miles received a grant for the Young Actors MFA Program.
A $1,000 grant was donated to St. Ann School for their choir.