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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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2021 could be your best year to give

2021 could be your best year to give

Individuals may receive additional benefits for charitable gifts this year. The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 included temporary tax benefits to encourage charitable gifts. These benefits include deductions for individuals who do not itemize...

Shultz Fund Grant recipient spotlight: Stephen Wang

Shultz Fund Grant recipient spotlight: Stephen Wang

by Stephen Wang (Los Gatos, California), 2021 recipient The IBMA Foundation’s Arnold Shultz Fund provided me the opportunity to take guitar lessons with Jack Tuttle, a treasured fixture in the California bluegrass community. Jack is well known throughout the bluegrass...

Grant application deadlines are approaching

Grant application deadlines are approaching

Applications for project grants awarded by the IBMA Foundation are due December 1, 2021. The Foundation will award a total of around $20,000 to nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) status or qualified government agencies such as public schools and colleges....

A message from Nancy Cardwell: November 2021

A message from Nancy Cardwell: November 2021

Fall is the most beautiful time of year where I grew up, in the Missouri Ozarks. The red, orange, and yellow leaves on the trees flame the hills with color, and there’s a hint of wood smoke in the crisp air. The sunlight even looks different this time of year, as we...

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