With current levels of public school funding, the arts are the first to suffer, and parents must look outside of school for arts education. Often times this extracurricular instruction is financially out of reach for Portland families. It is our goal to assist in making music education accessible to all who want it.
PROWUS -- Portland Rock on With Us -- is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization that provides grants for music students age 8 to 18 in the greater Portland Metro area who are pursuing extra-curricular music education of all genres, including Classical, Jazz, Rock, etc. Operated by a volunteer board with connections to the music community, PROWUS builds its grant fund with proceeds from donations, merchandise sales and fundraising events.
PROWUS was founded in a Portland music school waiting room by a group of concerned parents. These parents had witnessed first-hand the transformative power of music in their children's lives and decided to band together to do what they could to help every kid get a chance to find their song.
Though in its early days PROWUS was focused on rock music, the organization issues grants supporting all music genres. Your help, whether by donating, volunteering, or spreading the word to others, is essential in making these music grants possible. Please consider donating or helping out with one of our fundraising events.
PROWUS is a 501 (c) (3) organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.