Donate A Piano

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Want to donate a piano? The Pianos For Charity program makes it easy to make a tax-deductible donation with your piano.

Alamo Music Center and YOSA announce a unique charitable partnership, Pianos for Charity. In the new program, Alamo Music Center will now accept pianos as a tax-deductible donation with proceeds directly benefitting YOSA and their mission to change kids’ lives through music. Pianos for Charity will provide a reliable way for community members to use their piano to help make a difference as a charitable donation.

The Pianos for Charity partnership has created a new opportunity for community support of the arts. Normally, IRS rules do not allow donating organizations to value non-monetary donations, like a piano. Through the collaboration between Alamo Music Center and YOSA, the monetary proceeds from the sale of a piano will be donated and tax-deductible, bringing the two music organizations together to achieve a common goal.

Your piano donation will directly help to change kids lives through music.

Since YOSA is a duly registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, you will receive documentation of your piano’s proceeds as a donation for your tax records.

We are grateful for your support!  Your piano donation assists us in continuing to further our collective non-profit mission of ensuring that high-quality music education is equally available to young musicians in every neighborhood, every school, and regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

Please Fill Out The Form Below To Donate Your Piano!

“YOSA has impacted my life by giving me the tools required to succeed in many different respects.”

- Joshua, Class of 2019

 

FAQ’s

1. Will I receive a tax deduction for my piano donation?

Yes, you will receive your tax deduction from YOSA. Since Youth Orchestra of San Antonio (YOSA), is a duly registered, non-profit organization, exempt from taxes under the 501(c)(3) section of the Internal Revenue Code, your piano donation’s monetary proceeds sent from Alamo Music to YOSA are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

YOSA’s tax-exempt status and eligibility to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions may be verified by visiting www.irs.gov and using the Exempt Organizations Select Check Tool.

2. How will you value my piano donation?

Your piano will be picked up, tuned and serviced, and ultimately sold by Alamo Music Center with proceeds being forwarded as a monetary donation to the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio (YOSA).

* Please note: Donors may deduct the full market value of their pianos (up to $5000) at tax time by submitting Form 8283 to the IRS.

3. Is there a fee to have my piano picked-up?

There is absolutely no fee to piano donors to have their pianos removed.

4. What happens to the donated pianos?

Your piano will be picked up, tuned and serviced, and ultimately sold by Alamo Music Center with proceeds being forwarded as a monetary donation to the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio (YOSA).

5.Why do you require potential donors to hold their pianos for 7 days after submitting a piano donation form and photos?

Due to the numerous submissions we receive on a daily basis, and the fact that the submission process is very time consuming, it may take up to seven days to reply to your piano submission.

We greatly appreciate your commitment to the seven day hold period and your patience during this time.

6.  How is my piano submission assessed?

Each piano submission is given careful consideration. The photos of both the interior and exterior of the piano that you provide help us to determine the condition of your piano.  The more photos and information you provide the better.  However, sometimes it is not possible to determine the piano’s condition from photos alone, and it may be necessary to schedule an in-person inspection with a piano technician to determine the actual condition of the piano.

* Please note: Pianos age much like automobiles, and in many cases, we are unable to accept pianos that are older than 30 years.  However, there are always exceptions and we are always happy to look at any piano photos you care to submit.

7.  Who will pick-up my piano?

Alamo Music Center will arrange for your piano to be picked-up.