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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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Apply for 2022 project and Arnold Shultz Fund grants

Apply for 2022 project and Arnold Shultz Fund grants

Applications for project grants awarded by the IBMA Foundation are due December 1, 2021. The Foundation awards around $14,000 in project grants annually to nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) status or qualified governmental agencies such as public schools and...

Welcome to new board member Pat Morris

Welcome to new board member Pat Morris

As the new executive director of IBMA, Pat Morris also becomes the newest member of the IBMA Foundation board of directors. An excerpt from a fine article written by Derek Halsey about Morris for the September issue of Bluegrass Unlimited follows. Be sure to pick up a...

Donor Spotlight: Steve Martin

Accomplished clawhammer and Scruggs-style banjo player Steve Martin is an actor, comedian, writer and producer with five Grammy Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and an Honorary Academy Award. He is the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and Kennedy...

Bluegrass college bands to showcase October 1-2 in Raleigh

Bluegrass college bands to showcase October 1-2 in Raleigh

Be sure to join us Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1 and 2 at the Youth Stage in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, for the IBMA Foundation’s annual Bluegrass College Band Showcase. We are honored to spotlight emerging bluegrass talent from a diverse group of colleges and...

Welcome to the September 2021 issue of The Cornerstone

Welcome to the September 2021 issue of The Cornerstone

A message from Nancy Cardwell The lyrics to two songs—one old and one new--come to mind this month as I sit down to finish up the September 2021 issue of The Cornerstone: Ola Belle Reed’s “I’ve Endured” and Tim O’Brien’s “He Walked On.” Along with temps in the high...

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