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IBMA Foundation 2020-2021 Year End Report

We’ve had a strong year at the IBMA Foundation. Over 440 donors shared in our work, with contributions totaling $329,811. In a season of continued uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges, we are more grateful than ever for the bluegrass music community and for those who choose to help us build a brighter future for bluegrass.

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Plan to support the future of bluegrass music

Are you looking to save money this year? Are you planning for your future? If you have a passion for sharing bluegrass music with future generations, the IBMA Foundation can partner with you.  There are a number of charitable plans that can help you save on taxes this...

Grant reports from California, Minnesota, and N Carolina

Grant reports from California, Minnesota, and N Carolina

Our congratulations to brother and sister Judah Davis and Bayla Davis from Leicester, North Carolina, the first two recipients of Fletcher Bright Memorial Grants for Young Musicians. Bayla will be attending the Bela Fleck Blue Ridge Banjo Camp, and Judah will be a...

Call for participation in college band showcases

Call for participation in college band showcases

The IBMA Foundation is pleased to announce the return of the live Bluegrass College Band Showcase on Friday and Saturday evenings, September 30 – October 1. The showcases will be presented at the Youth Stage located at 420 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, North Carolina,...

June 30 deadline for Bluegrass Scholar Award

June 30 deadline for Bluegrass Scholar Award

The Neil Rosenberg Bluegrass Scholar Award annually recognizes the best bluegrass-related paper accepted by a juried academic conference during the previous year. Developing academic scholars eligible for this award include graduate students in MA or PhD programs and...

June 1 deadline for bluegrass college scholarships

June 1 deadline for bluegrass college scholarships

The IBMA Foundation offers six different college scholarships. Students interested in applying for the fall 2022 semester are invited to fill out an application at this link and email it to info@bluegrassfoundation.org or mail it to 1183 University Drive #105-215,...

Get your tickets for the May 20 banjo raffle!

Get your tickets for the May 20 banjo raffle!

The prize in our second annual Strings to Dreams Bluegrass Raffle is a mint condition 2010 VRB-3 Truetone Huber Banjo, valued at $4,100, with two cases and straps. Tickets are available at $20 each or six for $100 at stringsfordreams.com, and there is no limit to the...

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