Who we help

The Noonan Family Foundation was founded by Pat and Nancy Noonan in 2008.  For the first few years, contributions were made to Rosie's House in Phoenix, AZ. Rosie's House is  a musical academy for underprivileged children in the Phoenix area.  Currently, Rosie’s House serves as an after school program giving more than 400 students, aged 5-18, music lessons.

In 2015, the foundation made a donation to the program, Music and Memory. Music and Memory is a nationwide program that serves individuals affected by Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Music has the power to bring those affected to life. Dementia can be fought with music, and supporting Music and Memory’s cause is an excellent way to enrich lives through music.

In 2016, the foundation gave to MusiCorps and Guitars not Guns.  MusiCorp is a conservatory-level music rehabilitation program that helps wounded warriors play music and recover their lives.  The MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band, the performance component of MusiCorps, is made up of injured veterans who became musicians through MusiCorps. Guitars not Guns  provides guitars and lessons to foster children and at-risk youth in a classroom setting with qualified teachers as an alternative to violence.  The organization's website states  that it believes music has the power to heal, and their focus lies in instilling a love and appreciation for music that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives.