Donate to the Bluegrass Trust Fund

The Bluegrass Trust Fund has been there to help when life has handed grave setbacks to members of our bluegrass community. Please give what you can to help those who have given so much to bluegrass.

When you donate $20 or more, you will receive Mountain Home Music’s special fundraiser CD, “Come See About Me”, featuring Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Balsam Range, Lonesome River Band and many more.

The Bluegrass Trust Fund (officially the “IBMA Trust”) was established in 1987 as a means to offer financial assistance to bluegrass music professionals in time of emergency need. Patterned after similar entities in the music world, the Trust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable institution governed by an autonomous five-person board of trustees appointed by the International Bluegrass Music Association.

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Impact of the Bluegrass Trust Fund

As the emergency fund for the bluegrass community, the impact of the Bluegrass Trust Fund has been extraordinary.

The Trust Fund has given over $800,000 in direct aid to professionals in emergency need.

For caring individuals who want to help people who have devoted their lives to the music we love, it provides a charitable pathway for giving.

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If you are or have been a professional in the business of bluegrass and are in a time of emergency need, apply to the Bluegrass Trust Fund.

Financial grants and loans are available to individuals anywhere in the world who are involved as a professional in bluegrass music (or who have been actively involved at some point in their career).

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IBMA Bluegrass Trust Fund
Paul Schiminger
4206 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN  37216  USA
888-438-4262 (toll-free)

The Bluegrass Trust Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization registered with the I.R.S. as the IBMA Trust.

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