Support the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra!

The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra (LAYO) serves over 120 students, ages 8-18, each year. For these young people, who hail from 60 different public and private schools throughout greater Los Angeles, LAYO has become their primary source for music education, as many schools have reduced or eliminated their music education curriculum. 

As an independent 501©(3) non-profit organization, the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra relies on the generosity of individual donors, foundations, government agencies and corporate sponsors. LAYO is a tuition-based program, but tuition only covers approximately one third of LAYO’s budget. Your donation directly supports LAYO’s programming, which includes sectional rehearsals with paid professional coaches, three full-time staff members, rental fees for weekly rehearsals at the Encino Community Center and concerts at professional venues including Barnum Hall, Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School, UCLA Schoenberg Hall, Ambassador Auditorium and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Your contribution also makes it possible for LAYO to offer tuition assistance to students with financial need. 

Become a donor today and join the LAYO community of like-minded individuals who believe in music education and ensuring the future of culture.

Donation Levels

BENEFACTORS – $10,000 and above

SPONSORS – $5,000-$9,999

PATRONS – $1000-$4999

MEMBERS – $500-$999

SUPPORTERS – $100-$499

FRIENDS – Gifts up to $100

Any amount you wish to contribute is greatly appreciated!

To make a credit card donation secured by PayPal, click the “Donate” button below. PayPal allows a message to be associated with the donation, similar to the memo line on a check. You can let us know in that way if, for example, the donation is to honor someone.

Checks made payable to Los Angeles Youth Orchestra should be sent to:

Los Angeles Youth Orchestra
4924 Balboa Blvd. #409
Encino, CA 91316

To donate to the Eve Cohen scholarship fund include “Eve Cohen Scholarship” in the memo of the check or the message of the paypal or credit card donation.

The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra is 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, and all donations are deductible as provided by the US Tax Code. If you would like a copy of our IRS Determination Letter, send us a message.

How Your Gift Supports
LAYO Students

$10,000 Funds one faculty position for a year

$5,000 Underwrites one of our performances

$2,500 Funds the full cost of participation in excess of tuition for one student for a year

$1,000 Subsidizes sheet music purchase and rental for a typical year

$500 Provides an average yearly financial aid package for one musician in need

$250 Funds the recording of a concert and the distribution of CDs to the orchestra members

$150 Underwrites the hall expense for one rehearsal

$100 Funds one chamber music coaching session

$25 Covers the costs involved in auditioning a new student

Thank You for Your Support!