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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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Shultz Fund grant report from China

Shultz Fund grant report from China

by Eric ShiI’m writing to you to tell you about my second educational video, which took us over a month. I finished the production in October and uploaded it to YouTube. This time I arranged “Amarillo By Morning” by George Strait. I’ve been fond of this song...

Donor spotlight: Trisha Tubbs

Donor spotlight: Trisha Tubbs

New IBMA Foundation board member Trisha Tubbs—originally from Hawaii and a longtime resident of the Seattle area before moving to Arizona in recent years—has been involved in leadership roles in the bluegrass music community for more than 30 years. We are grateful for...

Deadlines for project and Shultz Fund grants

Deadlines for project and Shultz Fund grants

Applications for project grants awarded by the IBMA Foundation are due by December 1. The Foundation awards around $20,000 in project grants annually to nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) status or qualified governmental agencies such as public schools and...

A Thanksgiving letter from Nancy Cardwell

A Thanksgiving letter from Nancy Cardwell

We’re nearing the season of Thanksgiving and the end of an encouraging year for bluegrass music and the IBMA Foundation. More than 700 supporters shared in our work during  the past fiscal year, with contributions totaling $187,851. In a season of recovery from...

Fletcher Bright Memorial Grant report

Fletcher Bright Memorial Grant report

From Bayla Davis, age 14, recipient of a 2022 Fletcher Bright Memorial Grant for Young Musicians:   I loved the  camp! I really enjoyed Kristin Scott Benson’s class because she taught me a whole lot about the three-finger style. I could only play...

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