The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc. (“Mockingbird”) offers competitive
grants to schools and nonprofit organizations that effect improvements
in areas of importance to the Phish fan community. Our programmatic
focus is music education for children, defined as follows:
Music: We recognize broad and basic needs within conventional instruction, though are particularly interested in projects that foster creative expression (whether in instrumentation, vocalization, composition, or improvisation) and encourage applications associated with diverse or unusual musical styles, genres, forms, and philosophies.
Education: Education may include the provision of instruments, texts, office materials, or equipment; the support of learning, practice, and/or performance spaces; and the provision of instructors or instruction. We appreciate the fostering of self-esteem and free expression, but have never funded music therapy separate from education nor music appreciation which does not include participation.
Children: We primarily fund programs serving children eighteen years of age or younger, but will consider projects that benefit college students, teachers, instructors, or adult students. We are particularly (though not exclusively) interested in programs that benefit disenfranchised groups, including those with low skill levels, income, or education; with disabilities or terminal illnesses; and in foster homes, shelters, hospitals, prisons, or other remote or isolated situations.
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For Grantwriting/Program Development Assistance:
Phone: (585) 352-2773
Email: [email protected]