Ways to Give

Every gift made to CAYO has a positive impact on talented youth who will be the arts and civic leaders of the future.

Support our tours

CAYO recently completed its inaugural “Juntos en Armonía/Together in Harmony” tour, which saw 25 American college students join with 45 of their Cuban counterparts in Havana for a weeklong exchange, culminating in electrifying performances in Matanzas and at Havana’s Teatro Nacional.

CAYO’s biennial tours bring the youthful exuberance of a full multi-cultural orchestra to cities across the US and Cuba. Our next international tour will bring Cuban students to major cities in the US in 2021. Help us build support!

All cash gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. CAYO accepts cash gifts by check or credit card and donations can be made online, over the phone or via mail. Download and print the Donation Form


  • $10,000 provides three full scholarships for Cuban American Youth Orchestra tour participants
  • $5,000 provides meals for 40 student musicians
  • $2,500 provides two chamber music coaches to mentor students throughout the tour
  • $1,000 provides all sheet music for concerts
  • $500 provides reeds, strings and other supplies for tour participants

Support CAYO Academies

Established in 2017, CAYO Academies offer outstanding educational and performance exposure to Cuban and American student musicians. Academies are hosted by prestigious music schools in universities and conservatories across the country, allowing select participants to experience a community and culture up close. Working closely with peers from another country, students are supported by faculty and professional mentors in an intensive chamber music experience.

Contact Your Employer About a Matching Gift

Many employers will match your gift, thereby doubling or tripling your impact on CAYO. Check with your employer to see whether it offers a matching gift program. Often times, you will be required to submit a form to your employer with your donation amount and the date you made your gift.

Corporate Sponsorship

The Cuban American Youth Orchestra provides educational and cultural programming for its students and audience members each year. CAYO believes in the positive impact of international exchange and its potential to influence the next generation of global citizens. We invite you to become a part of this positive identity as a corporate sponsor.

Make a Donation

Your support promotes learning that goes beyond music to shared social, cultural and geopolitical goals.

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