The Mockingbird Foundation today announced thirteen new grants, totalling $54,000 and including the 100th grant made since the Foundation’s start. The grants in this, the ninth round of competitive grants from the Foundation, will support diverse music programs throughout the U.S., including:
- Arts Council for Chautauqua County, Jamestown, NY
- Beethoven & Ohrenberger Elem Schools, West Roxbury, MA
- Casey Community Learning Center, Boulder, CO
- Excelsus Music Collaborators, Long Beach, CA
- Hattie B. Cooper Community Center, Roxbury, MA
- Noble Street Charter High School, Chicago, IL
- Project STEP, Inc., Boston, MA
- Talcott Mountain Science Center, Avon CT
- Umyuartuyaaraq, Akiak, AK
- U of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, OH
- Valley Youth Orchestras Association, Northridge, CA
- Vermont MIDI Project, Essex Junction, VT
- Woodbrige HS Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, Woodbridge VA
The Mockingbird Foundation is the leading provider of historical information about the band Phish and its music. The Foundation has been operated entirely by volunteer fans of the band, without any salaries or paid staff, since its inception in 1996. It fundraises for music education for children by celebrating the music of Phish, through comprehensive books, innovative recordings, creative donation premiums, and special events for the Phish fan community. The second edition of The Phish Companion – the Foundation’s 928-page authoritative encyclopedia – is available from major book outlets as well as through www.mbird.org.
Phish was a rock band that started in 1983 and performed its final show in August 2004. For more information about Phish, see http://www.phish.com.