Application Deadline

The application deadline
for the 2015 Grant Cycle
is August 1, 2014. 
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2013 Grants


“Bluegrass Innovator” Grant Recipients For 2013

Bluegrass Foundation grants for the coming year have been named in honor of two legendary contributors to the genre, both who passed away in 2012: banjo player Earl Scruggs, a member of the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame; and California event producer Warren Hellman, a recipient of the IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award.

On September 27, 2012, the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Bluegrass Music announced that four projects will receive a total of $8,000 in grants in 2013.

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The Foundation For Bluegrass Music

Establishing Your Bluegrass Legacy
It’s important to you to give back to the music and share the values and authentic qualities that are such an important part of your life. Whether you’re passing it along to a new generation or supporting the music’s public performance or academic study, the Foundation can provide an appropriate structure to allow you to do just that.

Created in 2007, the Foundation for Bluegrass Music is a non-profit charitable organization (501c3) created to serve as an “umbrella” under which funds can be placed and disbursed to support educational, literary, artistic and historic preservation activities of public benefit.

Suggested donations
• annual gifts
• estate plans
• memorial contributions
• one-time gifts

Donations may be designated to create or sustain a particular program or may be unrestricted. And by combining it with the gifts of others, the legacy of the music and your contribution grows and takes on even greater importance.  For example, thanks to one recent leadership gift, important programs to expose young people around the world to the music are benefitting and have a more sustainable future while providing important tax advantages to donors.

Some examples of programs that can grow under this umbrella
• Bluegrass in the Schools (grants, workshops, other resources)
• Academic conferences
• Literary work and related efforts
• Public artistic presentations of an educational nature
• Historic preservation
• and other works of a charitable nature
All gifts – no matter the size – are acknowledged and are tax deductible as a charitable donation. Consult your tax adviser for details on the benefits of charitable donations and estate planning.


Make A Donation Today

The Foundation is managed by a board of directors which can help you build and guide these efforts, and create a proper repository for your gifts and donations to support important programs. YOUR DONATIONS AND INQUIRIES ARE ENCOURAGED!

The Foundation for Bluegrass Music
608 W Iris Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
615-256-3222