Round 19 (and 20!) Proposals Invited

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  • 24 October, 2015
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The Mockingbird Foundation has now invited full proposals from a select group of the more than 800 inquiries received in our 19th round of competitive funding. Additionally, as a joint function … Continue Reading →


Phish & Its Fans Join Forces to Help Kids to Make Music

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  • 15 September, 2015
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Two Phish-related charities have once again joined forces to support music education. Unsolicited checks (“miracle grants”) from the fan-managed Mockingbird Foundation are being matched by the Vermont band’s own WaterWheel Foundation, … Continue Reading →


Emergency Grant for Loma Prieta Fire

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  • 11 September, 2015
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A group of Phish fans mailed an unsolicited check for $1,000 to the Loma Prieta Community Foundation. These funds are intended to assist in recovery from an unfortunate fire incident … Continue Reading →


2015 DeLucia Winners Announced

The Mockingbird Foundation is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 DeLucia Awards, recognizing innovators in music education, including the recipient of this year’s $1,000 DeLucia Prize: David Birrow (2015 DeLucia Prize … Continue Reading →


Phish fans grant… funds for drums

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  • 2 April, 2015
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Article in The Tennessean, 4/1/15.


$42K More in Music Education Grants!

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  • 24 March, 2015
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The Mockingbird Foundation, an all-volunteer nonprofit founded and run entirely by Phish fans, has announced twelve new grants totaling $42,900 in support of music education for children. The grants come … Continue Reading →


DeLucia Awards for Music Educators Return

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  • 29 January, 2015
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The Mockingbird Foundation is proud to announce that its program of recognizing innovators in music education has been revived and restructured. Established in 2004, the DeLucia Awards honor Mockingbird founder Craig … Continue Reading →


2015 Contributors

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  • 5 January, 2015
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The Mockingbird Foundation acknowledges, and expresses appreciation for, the many individuals and corporations who have provided generous tax-deductible donations to support our efforts in funding music education through all-volunteer nonprofit projects. Contributions are … Continue Reading →


Capstone for Mockingbird

The Foundation is honored to receive a check for $4,115 from the Silver Creek Leadership Academy in Longmont, CO, run by Carrie Adams. Joey Fischer, one of the Academy’s students, … Continue Reading →


Mockingbird Ambassadors Announced

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  • 14 November, 2014
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The Mockingbird Foundation is proud to announce a new program recognizing key supporters of its core mission through a new annual process. Many people beyond the Foundation’s formal structure invest … Continue Reading →