PIANO DONATION POLICY
The Mundi Project places donated pianos with public organizations, providing young people and the general public greater access to these instruments for the sake of education and performance opportunities in congruence with Mundi Project’s overall mission.
Mundi Project’s mission is to provide open access to pianos, music and the arts. We achieve this through our Piano Bank, Mundi Live, and Harmony Hub programs. The Piano Bank—Utah’s only Piano Adoption Program—places donated pianos in schools (charter and public), libraries, medical facilities, community centers, nonprofit music and arts organizations, and the homes of students that show dedication and financial need. Mundi Live produces open access events primarily in the Greater Salt Lake City Area, and provides educational outreach to Salt Lake City area schools. The Harmony Hub is Mundi Project’s education arm, which includes a piano instruction program for Riley Elementary students at the Sorenson Unity Center.
PIANO DELIVERY AND MAINTENANCE POLICY
Once a piano is placed with an organization, the organization assumes ownership of the instrument and is fully responsible for its maintenance. The Mundi Project works with each organization to arrange and support the initial move as well as the initial tuning of the piano. We ask that the organization share some of the costs of this process based on the PUBLIC SPACE’S annual operating budget according to the following Piano Delivery Fee Schedule.
PIANO DELIVERY FEE SCHEDULE for Organizations, Schools*, and Institutions:
Percentage Based on Organizations Annual Operating Budget
$0 to $50,000: WAIVED
$50,001 - $99,999: 25%
$100,000 - $149,999: 50%
$150,000 - $199,999: 75%
$200,000 - $249,999: 100%
$250,000+ : contact Executive Director
If ORGANIZATION requests an exemption of fees for services, please contact MUNDI PROJECT Executive Director.
*Delivery cost range varies based on piano and location of delivery. ORGANIZATION will receive an invoice following delivery of their Piano Bank instrument.
*Delivery costs are waived for Title I schools.
Once a piano is placed with an organization, the organization assumes ownership of the instrument and is fully responsible for its maintenance, unless otherwise approved, stated, and signed by the Mundi Project Executive Director and attached as an addendum to the Public Space Placement Agreement Contract.
We require that any organization receiving a piano from us commit to: annual reporting on the piano usage, proper acknowledgment of piano donor and the Mundi Project through social media and organization’s website, placement of donor plaque, and providing photographs documenting piano’s use. As a nonprofit organization, this information helps support our efforts to garner continued financial support in carrying out our mission.
We request that the piano be returned to us if it ceases to be valuable as an educational or performance resource.
All applications are reviewed by the Piano Bank Committee. The unique needs of each applicant organization are considered, and determinations are made as instruments become available for placement. Every attempt is made to ensure that each piano is placed where it can be utilized most effectively. We encourage applicants to answer all fields on the application as fully as possible. This allows us to gather vital information to support Mundi Project educational and programming goals across the community, which is crucial to engendering continued financial and partnership support for our organization.
Nonprofit organizations other than schools are required to attach a copy of the IRS letter of determination to their completed application.
The Piano Bank Committee reviews applications on a quarterly basis. Applicants will receive a response approximately two to four weeks after the deadline. Applications are due by the 30th day of March, June, September, and December.
Applications may be e-mailed or sent via postal mail to:
PO Box 520696
Salt Lake City, UT 84152