Mockingbird Tour Grants Top $1M

The Mockingbird Foundation has announced unsolicited donations of $1500 being sent to a music education program in each of the fifteen cities in which Phish will perform this summer. The … 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 →


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 →


$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 →


Over $57K more for Music Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 2, 2014 The Mockingbird Foundation, an all-volunteer nonprofit founded and run entirely by Phish fans, has announced fourteen (14) new grants totaling $57,612 in support … Continue Reading →


“Japanese, Inupiat drum styles combined”

Hannah Heimbuch of The Artic Sounder (Anchorage) has written a very nice article about recent Mockingbird Foundation grantee Taiko Drummers at Point Hope. Check out Taiko on YouTube.  


Phish Fans Help w/ Sandy Restoration

A volunteer nonprofit run by Phish fans has contributed $5,000 towards restoration of music education programs impacted by Hurricane Sandy last October. The unsolicited grants provide $1,000 for each of … Continue Reading →


Mbird Announces $46K in Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 31, 2013 The Mockingbird Foundation, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization founded by Phish fans, has announced ten new grants, totaling $46,200, supporting music education for children. … Continue Reading →