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IBMA Foundation 2021-2022 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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Message from Nancy Cardwell

Message from Nancy Cardwell

February Message from Nancy Cardwell Here’s a February Valentine for you! Thanks so much for everything you do to create, support, and share bluegrass music with the world. A special thanks to those who have made donations to one of the many IBMA Foundation grant...

Project grant recipients announced

Project grant recipients announced

The IBMA Foundation recently awarded $24,200 in project grants to 13 bluegrass programs in 10 states. This year’s total for the long-running, flagship program of the IBMA Foundation is up from $14,000 awarded in 2021 and  $21,334 in 2022. “A diverse list of...

Pisgah banjo raffle to benefit Shultz Fund

Pisgah banjo raffle to benefit Shultz Fund

Pisgah Banjos is excited to announce another chance to win a very unique custom banjo! Raffle tickets are $20 each and all proceeds will benefit the Arnold Shultz Fund, a grant program dedicated to people of color pursuing traditional old-time and bluegrass music....

String Band Summit February 9-12 at ETSU

For those interested in academic research, conversations, and workshops on the topic of bluegrass and related string band music, the place to be is the second annual String Band Summit February 9-12, hosted on the campus of East Tennessee State University in Johnson...

Grant Recipient Report from Arizona

Grant Recipient Report from Arizona

By Anni Beach With deepest gratitude, I am submitting the report for our five recipients of the Fletcher Bright Memorial Grant for Young Musicians. Fair Black Rose of Jam Pak was an invited band to participate in the World of Bluegrass 2022 in Raleigh, North Carolina,...

What will your bluegrass legacy be?

What will your bluegrass legacy be? You can fulfill your bluegrass legacy by including a gift to the IBMA Foundation in your estate or financial plans. Your support not only allows us to continue our mission to build a brighter future for bluegrass music, but it can...

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