Renaissance Institute of Music, Inc.
 A California 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation

Our Mission  is to promote the growth and development of the community through the study, practice and performance of music.  We believe that by investing in the development of children through music they become ambassadors of peace, hope and understanding among people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and beliefs.

Monetary Donations

Our programs are run by our Music Director, Kim Stephens-Doll, local orchestral colleagues and other volunteers that help us provide weekly music instruction and ensemble playing. These are currently unpaid positions. With the current growth of our programs we need to be able to hire and train assistant teachers to support our existing volunteer staff .

We currently need donations to:

  • purchase instruments, which are loaned to our students free of charge.
    • $300 buys a violin outfit
  • orchestral instruments such as percussion, used for performance of more advanced pieces.
  • purchase sheet music, music books and other supplies
    • $75 provides a new score and parts for a new orchestra work.
  • hire and train assistant teachers to support our existing volunteer staff .

We accept donations on our website through PayPal.  PayPal is considered one of the most secure on-line payment systems. As you know, there are charges to process credit card payments, and PayPal gives nonprofits a lower rate than our bank’s merchant account services. We receive 97.8% of your donation to fund our programs.

We will also happily accept old fashioned paper checks made out to “Renaissance Institute of Music” or “RIOM”

Our mailing address is:

Renaissance Institute of Music
1933 S Ditmar Street
Oceanside, CA 92054

We will send you our heartfelt thanks and a receipt of your donation for tax purposes.

► If you are interested in another method to donate to us, please email us at


We gratefully accept donations in the form of instruments. All of our programs rely on providing instruments to every child, without fees of any kind. This removes impediments of participation due to family income considerations. While we have a good inventory of instruments, our expanding programs means that we rely on donations of instruments or funds to purchase instruments. If you have an orchestral instrument which is no longer in use, and would like it to be in the hands of an eager young musician, please contact us at


2018 GALA Special Event Donations

Sponsorship not only creates goodwill for you; it helps us raise the necessary funds to provide musical instruments, excellent instruction, needed materials, and great performance experiences free of charge to our families and our communities.

2018 GALA Donation Form

2018 RIOM Parent Introduction Letter to Donors

Business Sponsors
This year we are including sponsorship displays in our Concert Program.

2018 GALA Program Display Sponsorship Rates

See more information on our Business Sponsor page.

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We are a California 501(c)(3) Public Benefit Corporation

Donations to our organization and programs are tax-deductible under IRC Section 170.
Our EIN Number is: 47-5589863


IRS 501(c)(3) Determination Letter
Articles of Incorporation


If you wish to donate to us and have a concern about being able to take the fullest tax deduction, please contact your tax accountant for advice.

We depend on the support of individuals, foundations, corporations and government agencies to enable us to touch lives and unite communities, and we thank you for your support.

California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation.

Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation status

California Secretary of State