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IBMA Foundation 2022-2023 Year End Report

We’ve had a strong year at the IBMA Foundation. More than 900 supporters shared in our work, with contributions totaling over $100,000.  We distributed more than $90,000 in grants, scholarships, and programs. Since the beginning of the IBMA Foundation (formerly the Foundation for Bluegrass Music) in 2008, over $375,000 has been awarded! We are more grateful than ever for those who choose to help us build a brighter future for bluegrass.

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A message from Nancy Cardwell (July, 2024)

A message from Nancy Cardwell (July, 2024)

It’s time for Independence Day here in the U.S., the Ferris wheel top of summer heat, homegrown tomatoes, and the height of the bluegrass festival season. July 1 is also the beginning of a new fiscal year for the IBMA Foundation. This issue will introduce new board...

Bluegrass Stagecraft 101 mentorships still available

Bluegrass Stagecraft 101 mentorships still available

The Bluegrass Stagecraft 101 program, created by the IBMA Foundation, offers mentor grants for individuals wishing to be paired with a professional in one of the following four areas for a weekend of observation, shadowing, and advice: stage management, emceeing a...

Project grant report from Georgia

Project grant report from Georgia

Dear IBMA Foundation, Thank you for supporting our efforts to present original programming spotlighting the musical legacies of Doc Watson and Earl Scruggs. During the 2024 season of the Savannah Music Festival,  IBMA Foundation project grant funds helped to...

Steven Ware wins Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle

Steven Ware wins Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle

Congratulations to Steven Ware of Waco, Texas, the lucky winner of a 2011 Golden Era Deering Banjo valued at $4,000 in the 4th annual Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle. The drawing was live streamed from the IBMA Foundation’s Facebook page at noon Eastern Time on...

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