Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between the IBMA Foundation, IBMA, and The IBMA Trust Fund?

The IBMA Foundation (where you are now) is focused on the future. We support programs and initiatives fostering the growth of bluegrass music through charitable giving. The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) is a non-profit music association that connects, educates, and empowers bluegrass professionals and enthusiasts, honoring tradition and encouraging innovation in the bluegrass community worldwide. The IBMA Trust Fund assists those in the bluegrass community in times of emergency need.

Are the IBMA Foundation, the IBMA Trust Fund, and the IBMA all the same organization?

No. We are three separate sister organizations with different missions, boards, and staff. The IBMA’s board elects board members of the other two entities.

How can I make a donation to the IBMA Foundation?

Options for making donations may be found here.

Can I donate to a specific fund, scholarship or program of the IBMA Foundation?

Yes. You are welcome to make a donation to the IBMA Foundation that is undesignated—in other words, used where needed most. But, you can also designate a donation to a specific fund, scholarship, or program. Click here to learn more about our programs or here for information on how to donate.

Get in touch.

Questions? Comments? Please use the form below to get in touch with us.

The IBMA Foundation
1183 University Drive #105-215
Burlington, NC 27215