The IBMA Foundation has proudly supported the following programs with Project Grants:


  • Ashe County Arts Council, Ola Belle Reed Songwriter’s Retreat (West Jefferson, NC)
  • Ballard Performing Arts Booster Club, Ballard High School Fiddlers (Seattle, WA)
  • Bluegrass Battles Hunger, Artist in Residency (St. Joseph, MO)
  • Cabell County Schools, Developing a New Appreciation for Bluegrass Music through Artists in Schools (Huntington, WV)
  • Carrizozo Elementary School, American Roots Guitar with Bill Evans (Carrizozo, NM)
  • East Tennessee State University, 2022 String Band Summit (Johnson City, TN)
  • Monroe Mandolin Camp, 9th Annual Monroe Mandolin Camp (Abingdon, VA)
  • Annie Savage, Free Strings: Join the Jam Bluegrass Module (North Liberty, IA)
  • The Earl Scruggs Center, Roots and Strings: The Foundations of Bluegrass (Shelby, NC)
  • Sisters Folk Festival, Bluegrass Jam Camp (Sisters, OR)
  • Tellico Plains Junior Appalachian Musicians (Tellico Plains & Madisonville, TN)


  • The Archbold Music Commision; Industrial Strength Bluegrass: An Evening with Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers (Archbold, OH)
  • Birthplace of Country Music, Pick Along! Summer Camps (Bristol, VA/TN)
  • Bluegrass Hall of Fame and Museum, Virtual Bluegrass in the Schools & Assembly (Owenboro, KY)
  • Ferrum College, Appalachian Instrument Library (Ferrum, VA)
  • Georgia Elementary and Middle School, Bluegrass Intensive Middle School Unit (Georgia , VT)
  • Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association, Grass Seeds at Fall Jam and Winter Weekend (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Queen Bee Music Association, Queen Bee’s Kids Bluegrass Camp (Santa Fe, NM)
  • Wintergrass Music Festival, Pocketgrass Youth Academy Club with “Mr. Joe” and the  Youth Orchestra (Bellevue, WA)


  • Acoustic Music Seminar, Savannah Music Festival (Savannah, GA)
  • Ballard High School Fiddlers (Seattle, WA)
  • Bluegrass Day Camp for Kids, Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua (Washburn, WI)
  • IBMA Leadership Bluegrass program (Nashville, TN)
  • Mateřská škola Bludovice, Kindergarten Bludovice:  Bluegrass to Kindergartens (Nový Jičín, Czech Republic)
  • Showtimers Community Theater, A Life of Sorrow: The Life & Times of Carter Stanley (Roanoke, VA)
  • Stokes Junior Mountain Music and 3rd Saturday Grass (Danbury, NC)
  • Yadkin Junior Appalachian Musicians (Yadkinville, NC)


  • Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Bluegrass Music Educational Tours (Owensboro, KY)
  • The Bradford House Historical Association, Exploring the Roots of Bluegrass at the Whiskey Rebellion Festival (Washington, PA)
  • California Bluegrass Association Father’s Day Festival, Fostering Closer Ties with Japanese Pickers and Fans (Grass Valley, CA)
  • City of Morganton, NC Parks & Recreation, Junior Appalachian Musicians “JAM” Program (Morganton, NC)
  • Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, Bluegrass in the Schools Program (Durango, CO)
  • The Hindman Settlement School, Pick & Bow After-School Music Program (Hindman, KY)
  • The Kanack School of Musical Artistry, Bluegrass Program (Rochester, NY)
  • The Monroe Mandolin Camp, youth scholarships (Nashville, TN)
  • San Diego Bluegrass Music Society, Summergrass Kids Camp (San Diego, CA)
  • The Wintergrass Youth Orchestra (Bellevue, WA)


  • Black Swamp Arts Council, Tri State Youth Bluegrass Initiative (Archbold, OH)
  • Bluegrass Ambassadors with the Hanna Miners, Silver Sound Foundation (Carbon County, WY)
  • Coda Mountain Academy Summer Music Festival (Fayetteville, WV)
  • The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, Professional Development Seminar for Musicians (Abingdon, VA)
  • Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival (Fairbanks, AK)
  • Grey Fox Educational Fund, Grey Fox Bluegrass Academy for Kids (Oak Hill, NY)
  • Makers Guild of Maine, Vacationland Bluegrass Camp (Searsport, ME)
  • Nashville School of Traditional Country Music (Nashville, TN)
  • San Diego Folk Heritage, Julian Family Fiddle Camp (San Diego, CA)


  • Acoustic Sound, Wintergrass Youth Education Program—Youth Academy and Orchestra, Pintgrass, Youth Academy Teacher Training, Rhapsody Songsters (Bellevue, WA)
  • Coda Mountain Academy, Inc., two-week residential music camp focusing on bluegrass and classical music (Fayetteville, WV)
  • The Greater Ozarks Bluegrass Society, John Wynn College Scholarship (Springfield, MO)
  • Madison County Arts Council, Junior Appalachian Music program, PA system for Madison county schools (Asheville, NC)
  • McCall Folklore Society, Kids Mountain Music Camp at Ponderosa State Park (McCall, ID)
  • Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival, The Mosaic Project on bluegrass instrumentation, songwriting and personal artistry (Hebron, CT)


  • Burris Laboratory School, The Beginning Bluegrass Program: Let’s get Jamming—12 weekends of lessons (Muncie, IN)
  • Northern California Bluegrass Society, Walker Creek Music CampYouth Scholarship Fund (West Marin County, CA)
  • POSAM—extended after-school program, five-day camp, 13 after-school and home schools plus a camp for 300 children aged 8-14  (three counties in SC)
  • Screen Door Songwriting Alliance, Listen Up Brunswick County—Songwriting in the Schools program twice a month (counties of coastal North Carolina)


  • Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM), 28+ traditional youth after-school music programs (VA, NC, SC and TN)
  • Toe River Arts Council, Inc., Bringing Bluegrass Back Home—school presentations and after-school program at seven schools (Mitchell and Yancy, NC)
  • West Virginia University Foundation. WVU College of Creative Arts, School of Music West Virginia University; Bluegrass and Old-Time Instruction—intermediate-level instruments and PA system (Morgantown, WV)
  • Wheeling Park High School Bluegrass Bands—after-school program and PA system (Wheeling, WV)


  • Cowan Community Action Group, Inc., Expansion of Passing the Pick and Bow—after-school program in five schools (Letcher County)
  • The Folk School, 88.1 KDHX-FM, bluegrass classes, jams and workshops (St. Louis, MO)
  • Fractured Atlas Last of the Breed, The Dave Evans Story—film documentary (Buffalo, WV)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College, Bluegrass Music in the Mountains—bluegrass presentations by staff for local elementary and high schools (Hazard County, KY)
  • North Carolina Museum of History Foundation, North Carolina Bluegrass: The Golden Years—exhibit on the role of NC on the creation and popularization of bluegrass music during 1950s – ‘80s (Raleigh, NC)


  • Berklee Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music, dba Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse; 48 Bluegrass Jamming 1, Bluegrass Ensemble, and Introductory Banjo & Guitar classes and workshops (San Francisco, CA)
  • The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, The Crooked Road’s Artist Roster & School Performance Program—school presentations and after school programs (19 counties of Southwest VA)
  • Durango Bluegrass Meltdown; Kid’s Program, Bluegrass in the Schools & Kid’s Bluegrass Workshops & Jam Sessions—school presentations, jams and workshops (Southwest CO)
  • Guitars in the Classroom, Reviving Music with Bluegrass Traditions in Clay County Schools (Clay County, WV)


  • Common Ground on the Hill Bluegrass Youth Scholarship, Traditions Week II (Westminster, MD)
  • Look & Listen, Inc. (Twang Box Productions), True Songs: An Online Archive & History Project—aired on 500 NPR radio stations (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Munich Bluegrass Friends, fund to teach students bluegrass beginning at age five (Munich, Germany)
  • Molly Tuttle, scholarship to study bluegrass & songwriting at Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA)