THE FOUNDATION

The Foundation for Bluegrass Music makes it possible for individuals and organizations to support the future of bluegrass music through charitable donations and planned giving.

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Our Patrons

We are so grateful for the support of our patrons. Click here to see the list of our generous donors. 

Our two types of Grants

Annual Bluegrass Foundation grants- (up to $2000 each) are designed to assist programs that align with the goals of the Foundation. The deadline to apply: December 1. 

 

Bluegrass in the Schools Mini Grants- Schools or other groups organizing "Bluegrass in the Schools" assemblies should apply for a Mini Grant instead. (generally $200 per school assembly)

 

To download the appropriate forms for these two types of grants, click on the "Grant" tab at the top of our Home Page.

The Work of the Foundation

The Foundation for Bluegrass Music is proud to have donated to these worthwhile programs:

 

Annual Grant Winners:

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

and many Mini Grants (Bluegrass performances for kids)

 

About Us

The Foundation for Bluegrass Music connects passion with purpose and is a means for people and organizations to support the art form through charitable donations and planned giving.

MISSION
The Foundation for Bluegrass Music
connects passion with purpose and is a means for people and organizations to support the art form through charitable donations and planned giving.

We help donors and their families meet their charitable goals by connecting them with programs and initiatives that serve their interests. By connecting donors, nonprofits, bluegrass leaders and other partners…we help make philanthropy happen. We can offer advice about opportunities they can contribute to and help make a difference for the music and offer options for achieving their goals of charitable giving.

Options include gifts that support arts and culture, education, literary work, historic preservation and other efforts of public benefit.

OUR BOARD
The Foundation’s board is a diverse group of bluegrass and business community leaders
and is responsible for all grant allocations made from the Foundation’s funds and provides overall direction and policy.

Peter D’Addario, D’Addario Strings – Chairperson
Fred Bartenstein, Fred Bartenstein & Associates – Vice-Chairperson
Ruth McLain Smith, McLain Family Band, Morehead State Univ. – Secretary
Peter Salovey, Yale University – Board Member
Tim Stafford, Blue Highway – Board Member

Alan Tompkins, Bluegrass Heritage Foundation – Board Member
Tom Kopp, Ph.D., Miami Univ. – Board Member
Susan Carson, East Tennessee State Univ. – Board Member
Sam Blumenthal, Ph.D. – Board Member
Wendy Tyner, Wintergrass – Board Member

Administrator/Treasurer–
Nancy Cardwell, Info@BluegrassFoundation.org