Mission: The Mockingbird Foundation broadens access and educational opportunities for young people in music and the musical arts.
Grantmaking: The Mockingbird Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1997 to generate charitable proceeds for music education for children. So far, we’ve distributed over $2.3M through 657 unique grants in all 50 states!
Fundraising: Funds are raised through individual and corporate donations; special events, including wine tastings, golf tournaments, art exhibits, and 5K runs; special projects, including The Phish Companion (the definitive encyclopedia about the band), and Sharin’ in the Groove (a wildly successful two-disc tribute album); unique donation premiums and branded merchandise available from our Store and elsewhere; and through various strategic partnerships, including a portion of LivePhish proceeds as well as third-party benefit events.
All-volunteer: The Mockingbird Foundation has no salaries, paid staff, office space, or endowment — thus distributing all possible funds to charity. No director or volunteer benefits financially from the Foundation in any way, and all proceeds from Mockingbird projects are donated to tax-exempt organizations. And since we’re entirely volunteer administrative costs are less than 5% of revenues!
“It’s nice to see how a real charity works.” – MusicDish