Molly Fannin

Reverb Launches Foundation has announced the launch of the Reverb Foundation. In coordination with Reverb, the nonprofit will create more musicians by supporting programs and initiatives that increase access to music education, gear and opportunities to play.

"At, we've created a platform that makes it easy and affordable to buy and sell music gear and, as a result, we've helped get more instruments into the hands of musicians all over the world," said David Kalt, founder and CEO of Reverb. "The Reverb Foundation will enable us to further our mission to make the world a more musical place by supporting the people and programs that are making music a possibility for aspiring musicians."

Beginning in January 2018, the Reverb Foundation will accept grant applications, giving organizations working to increase access to music the chance to apply for funding.

To lead the launch and day-to-day operations of the Reverb Foundation, Reverb has hired Molly Fannin as director.

"We're excited to become a resource for the amazing nonprofits, education organizations and other peers that work every day to make the world more musical," Fannin said. "There are endless studies and stories around the positive impact that music can have — it's an incredible tool for happiness, healing, confidence, growth, development and so much more. We want to help more people experience it."