Founded June 2007
Founder Mary Fanaro
Headquarters Los Angeles, California
Key people
Mary Fanaro

OmniPeace was founded in 2007 by Mary Fanaro, a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur.


In the past ten years, OmniPeace has built nine schools within Dr. Jeff Sachs' (Economist, Global Anti-Poverty Crusader & Head of Earth Institute/Columbia University) Millennium Villages Project; raised funds and awareness for The City of Joy, a rehabilitation center and safe haven for women and children victims of violence of war in Congo; and sent two convoys into Somalia with Super Bowl Champions, The New York Giants, feeding over 10,000 families during one of the worst humanitarian crises in the last 60 years. OmniPeace has previously partnered with organizations including Millennium Promise,[1] UNICEF,[2] the Lalela Project,[3] and buildOn.[4]

Current work

In 2016, OmniPeace Foundation launched its eighth school and first music school in Kigali, Rwanda, a.k.a. the Rwanda Rocks Music School. They launched their ninth school and second music school in the Kiziba Refugee Camp, Rwanda, the first music school inside any camp.[5][6]

OmniPeace foundation exists to improve the lives of children by building schools to provide basic education. They are now branching out to include music schools in order to give children the opportunity to explore music as a tool of self- expression while nurturing and amplifying the spirit of healing through the power of music.


  1. ^ Cannon, Mae Elise; Perkins, John (2009). Social Justice Handbook: Small Steps for a Better World. InterVarsity Press. p. 265. ISBN 978-0-8308-3715-1.
  2. ^ Garcia, Jennifer (June 12, 2009). "Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox Arquette and Sheryl Crow Come Together for the Congo". People. Time Inc. Retrieved August 26, 2011.
  3. ^ "Labor Of Love: Clothing Line OmniPeace Exceeds School Construction Goals In Senegal". The Huffington Post., Inc. February 15, 2011. Retrieved August 26, 2011.
  4. ^ Blay, Zandile (November 18, 2009). "Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox Adore This Designer, And You Will Too". The Huffington Post., Inc. Retrieved August 26, 2011.
  5. ^ "From dream to reality: Starting a music school in a Rwandan refugee camp". ONE. September 28, 2017. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  6. ^ Nicholson, Chris (June 7, 2016). "War Divides, Music Connects - Kiziba Music Space Initiative". Musicians Without Borders. Retrieved February 20, 2019.

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