2021 Annual Report: A Look Back at an Unprecedented Year

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Dear Friends,

Over the past two years, so much has shifted for all of us individually, communally, locally, globally.

At Sing for Hope, what has remained constant and clear is that our creative programs continue to bring hope, healing, and connection to millions of people in healthcare facilities, vaccination centers, schools, refugee camps, transit hubs, and community spaces worldwide. Over the past year, we have witnessed Sing for Hope become a vital piece of recovery infrastructure for communities, empowering culture-makers to return (safely and with rigorously designed COVID protocols) to sharing, connecting, and building back better.

While staying true to our original goals, Sing for Hope responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with a range of powerful, far-reaching programs. And in response to the reported 90% unemployment/underemployment rate in our creative arts sector (COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on the Arts, Americans for the Arts, 2021), Sing for Hope has pivoted our model from arts volunteerism to a 100% fee-paying model, becoming one of the country’s most robust employers of freelance artists during the pandemic.

We never envisioned the current moment, but we find that we are uniquely equipped to meet it. The vulnerable communities we serve have suffered incalculable trauma and loss, and heightening the pain of the COVID-19 pandemic is an epidemic of loneliness and isolation to which no one is immune. Our programs act as a delivery system for hope, especially in times of crisis. Sing for Hope brings the power of the arts to those who need it most, and today, that is all of us.

This year, more than ever before, your donation is life-changing for our communities, as you’ll see in our FY21 Annual Report linked below. Please make a donation today, however large or small. Your generosity means the world to Sing for Hope and the communities we serve.

With gratitude and determined hope,

Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora
Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors, Sing for Hope

Click here for the Annual Report FY21

To make a donation in support of Sing for Hope and the communities we serve, please click here.

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Sing for Hope is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization (EIN 01-0856384).


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Sing for Hope is the official Cultural Partner of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.


  • The International Foundation for Arts and Culture
    (Dr. Haruhisa Handa, Chairman, Sing for Hope Global Patron)
  • The Arnhold Foundation in loving memory of Sissy and Henry Arnhold
  • The Thea Petschek Iervolino Foundation
  • The Anna-Maria & Stephen Kellen Foundation
  • Ann Ziff

Sing for Hope is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.


Sing for Hope is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization (EIN 01-0856384). A copy of our most recently filed financial report is available from the Charities Registry on the New York State Attorney General’s website (www.charitiesnys.com) or, upon request, by contacting the New York State Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, or Sing for Hope at 99 Wall Street #1812, New York, NY 10005. You also may obtain information on charitable organizations from the New York State Office of the Attorney General at www.charitiesnys.com or (212) 416-8401.

Our mission is “art for all” – we actively engage those with special physical or intellectual needs. Both our office and our SFH Pianos Studio at 28 Liberty are ADA compliant, as are our partner sites.

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