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Foundation for Bluegrass Music Announces Grant Recipients

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Foundation for Bluegrass MusicNashville, TN -- The Foundation for Bluegrass Music announced the four programs that will receive funding grants from the Foundation in 2015.

“We were very happy to receive so many very worthwhile applications for our grants this year,” said Mark Panfil, Chairperson for the Foundation for Bluegrass Music. “It encourages us to hear of the many places, throughout the country, where people are working to spread Bluegrass music, but it also makes the decision process so difficult for the members of this board. We believe the programs that we chose focus most directly on Bluegrass music, and addressed specific needs as identified by the board in the Bluegrass music community.”

Each program will receive a $2,000 grant:

  • Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM inc.), Independence, VA
  • Toe River Arts Council, Inc., Bringing Bluegrass Back Home, Burnsville, NC
  • West Virginia University-West Virginia University Bluegrass and Old-Time Instruction, Morgantown, WV
  • Wheeling Park High School Bluegrass Bands,Wheeling, WV

“We would like to thank all of the organizations that applied this year and encourage those who we couldn't manage to help with funding to re-apply next year,” Panfil added.

Created in 2007, the Foundation for Bluegrass Music is a non-profit charitable organization (501c3) created to serve as an “umbrella” under which funds can be placed and disbursed to support educational, literary, artistic and historic preservation activities of public benefit. In addition to these yearly grants, the Foundation also funds such projects as Bluegrass in the Schools and various workshops and camps for all aspects of the industry. To find out more about the Foundation for Bluegrass Music, visit

The Foundation for Bluegrass Music
608 W Iris Drive
Nashville, TN 37204

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