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

Teacher Workshops


The Foundation for Bluegrass Music hosts teacher workshops each year with the goal of introducing bluegrass music to classroom and music teachers at all levels (including home schooling parents), by giving them practical lesson plans and tools to implement bluegrass music in the classroom.

The courses, with attendance certificates issued for professional development credit, usually include live presentations by professional bands who demonstrate the instruments used and vocal harmony structure, lesson plans on the history and evolution of bluegrass music with hands-on projects and activities for students, and live presentations from student bands with advice from educators who are already using bluegrass successfully in their schools and camps.

A number of bluegrass music resources and take-home handouts, including info from Foundation for Bluegrass Music’s Discover Bluegrass: Exploring American Roots Music DVD and accompanying lesson plans, are shared with teachers, along with a free one-day festival pass to the event going on during the teacher workshop.


To request info on how to organize a teacher workshop in your area, contact Nancy Cardwell at