Who We Are
Spare Change is a video series that uses music to unite businesses and communities in support of charity. The project began in February of 2017 on an unusually warm night in Pittsburgh. Founder Josh Corcoran was performing with a friend when they decided to take their music to the streets. They soon found themselves with a guitar case full of with money, and a gentlemen approached them asking for spare change. They proceeded to give him everything they had earned that night. Since that day, Josh, along with Jared Stillman and Allan Durand have been documenting the journey of performing music to help those in need.
After their third episode, Spare Change was fortunate to win an Awesome Pittsburgh Grant, and went on to release eleven episodes, resulting in thousands of dollars raised for charity and more than 340,000 views. In 2018, the team looks to continue their journey by inviting more musicians to join the movement.
UPDATE: On October 20, 2018 Spare Change was officially announced by Chip and Joanna Gaines as a Chipstarter winner.
“Central to this idea is that it can be as easy as donating some spare change and just doing something positive in the lives of others”
JOSH CORCORAN | Founder
Each episode features Spare Change or their featured musician performing music for change. If you catch us on the street busking at or at a show, we'll have the Spare Change bucket in hand for you to make a donation that will go directly towards our featured nonprofit. Can't make it out to see us in real life? Each episode has a dedicated Spotfund link where you can donate to the cause.