A Song for Mockingbird

Natalie Cressman (part of the Trey Anastasio Band) and Mike Bono have graciously written and recorded a song about music education for the Mockingbird Foundation, for which we are extremely … Continue Reading →

2016 Contributors

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 →

Mbird Announces $75K in Grants

The Mockingbird Foundation, an all-volunteer nonprofit founded and run entirely by Phish fans, has announced thirteen new grants totaling $75,000 in support of music education for children. The grants come … Continue Reading →

Mockingbird Increases Grant Size

The Board of Directors of The Mockingbird Foundation is excited to announce that, as of today, it will begin accepting inquiries for grants of up to $10,000. This amount represents … Continue Reading →

Now Accepting Dwolla

The Mockingbird Foundation is pleased to now accept donations through Dwolla. While we’re honored to receive donations via any means – cash, check, money order, postal order, and of course … Continue Reading →

New Directors Elected

We are pleased to announce the election of, and honored by the addition of, four new directors to the board of the Mockingbird Foundation: John Demeter is an employee of the … Continue Reading →

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 →