Albany students are less likely to own a musical instrument or have the means to rent one.

The Albany Fund for Education collects musical instruments. All donated instruments are refurbished and restored to playing condition before being given to an Albany student.

We are looking for the following instruments:

  • Band and orchestra instruments and hand drums
  • Accessories like shoulder rests, drumsticks, tuners and sheet music
  • Instrument cases in good condition
  • Donations to help with costs of restoring donated instruments

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept pianos or organs. 


How to Donate an Instrument

Fill out an instrument donation form and email AlbanyAFE@gmail.com or call 518-207-5572 to arrange to have your instrument picked up, or if you prefer, to drop it off. AFE is a 501c3 organization, so all donations are tax deductible to the full extent of state and federal laws.