Through our design, development and support of projects in the contemporary arts, environment and music education, we foster community, refresh the awareness of nature as the inspiration for creativity and hope to speak to humanity’s common purposes in the spirit of Gustav Mahler.

Gustav Mahler has touched untold lives through his works, communicating in his songs and symphonies life’s joys and calamities and inspiring a deeply moving vision of the human condition. Mahler Foundation’s mission is to channel this profound awareness – the “Mahler Effect” – into a force for positive change by creating, inspiring and supporting projects that draw upon, exemplify and further the transformative power of Gustav Mahler’s legacy. Mahler Foundation was founded by Marina Mahler, whose vision and generosity is a response to her life experience as Gustav Mahler’s granddaughter.

Mahler Foundation is a US 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose affairs are governed by a Board of Directors, chaired by Martin Campbell-White, and whose members contribute expertise in musicology, arts management, finance, law and nonprofit organizational effectiveness. Mahler Foundation’s mission is supported by Honorary Members including conductors of major orchestras, and Advisory Members who are leaders in the arts.

Mahler famously said, “But now imagine such a large work in which the whole world is actually reflected – one is, so to speak, oneself merely an instrument upon which the universe plays.” Each of us is the instrument upon which the universe plays today! Please join us!

Become a “producer” of a series of ten films we have commissioned together with Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

We ask for your support to bring these 10 films not only to the audiences, but through our educational and technological outreach, and our network of global Mahler Societies from Mexico to China, to millions for whom a visit to a major concert hall and festival is but a dream, especially now.

If you have been profoundly moved by Mahler’s music, help us pay it forward. Who knows, one of the young people first experiencing Mahler through these films might just turn out to be this century’s own Mahler for the next!

Our goal is to raise $190,000 by May 31, 2020. Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of donors on 4 continents, we are more than two-thirds there!

Please help us complete this film project by making a donation to Mahler Foundation today. We work with trans-national charity networks who help us make giving to Mahler Foundation possible from anywhere in the world and with the possibility of tax deductibility if you are a taxpayer in the United States and Europe (including the UK).

If you are a US taxpayer, please use this link to donate on Network for Good.

European supporters can donate to the “European Friends of Mahler Foundation” via the King Baudouin Foundation.

Each gift, no matter the size is important – When you make a gift, please also let us know how the music and spirit of Gustav Mahler has inspired you in your life, we look forward to hearing your story.

The Board and Staff of Mahler Foundation invite you and thank you for considering a gift, on behalf of the countless millions of young people for whom Mahler is still unknown, yet (as you have experienced) a potentially transformative force and inspiration in times of sorrow as well as joy.

Thank you!

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