GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on December 1, 2020, and throughout the year.

At a time when we are all experiencing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, GivingTuesday offers the opportunity to come together and make a positive impact on the world. When you give to the IBMA Foundation, the IBMA Trust Fund, and IBMA, you support real people in the bluegrass community through special projects, resources, and programs.

Donate today at and share our #GivingTuesday Fundraiser on Facebook. Non-specified donations will be split evenly between the IBMA Foundation, the IBMA Trust Fund, and IBMA. Donors may also choose to support just one or two of the IBMA family organizations.

“The IBMA Foundation is proud to participate in GivingTuesday again this year, with the goal of raising funds to support programs and initiatives that foster the growth of bluegrass music,” said Foundation executive director Nancy Cardwell. “In a nation and a world that is divided in so many ways, music can unite and heal us. Through grantmaking, philanthropy and planned giving, we can work together to make the world a better place by sharing bluegrass music with future generations.”

GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

People demonstrate generosity in many ways on GivingTuesday. Whether it’s helping out a neighbor or stranger, showing up for an issue or people, or giving to causes we care about, every act of generosity counts. GivingTuesday has raised billions of dollars for critical causes around the world and gets 21 billion impressions on social media from people and organizations speaking up for the causes that matter to them and encouraging others to get involved.

For more details go to, follow @GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesday on Twitter

Return to the December, 2020 issue of The Cornerstone.