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're so grateful for the support of Our Patrons.




The application deadline for the grant cycle every year is December 1. 

Click Here for info on the 2017 grant applications.

The Work of the Foundation

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

Grant Spotlight for November:

Walker Creek Music Camp

Major Grant Winners:






Mini Grants (Bluegrass performances for kids)

Click Here to See 2016 Grant Recipients


The Foundation for Bluegrass Music is more than a charity. We’re a community of industry friends, musicians of all levels, and fans scattered around the world whose lives have been touched by bluegrass music in such a positive way, that we want to “play it forward” to the next generation of musicians and fans. Won’t you join us?

Suggested Levels of Giving:
$20 – Friend of the Foundation
$50 – Bluegrass in the Schools Booster Club
$100 – Band Patron
$500 – Corporate Patron
$500 – Silver (individual)
$750 – Gold
$1000 – Platinum
Legacy Society – Those who have remembered the Foundation in their wills and estate plans

We also offer the option of monthly and annual donations. And it’s even possible to double your donation if our employer has a matching program you can take advantage of.

Your donation will be used for one of the many worthwhile bluegrass-related programs the Foundation supports. A list of the programs we’ve funded recently may be found on the homepage of this website. Your gift will be acknowledged in a letter that you should keep for tax  purposes.Thanks in advance for working together with us to help ensure the future of bluegrass music for future generations!

For more information on how to match your interest with available opportunities, contact us at: 1-615-260-4807 or email Foundation administrator Nancy Cardwell at