In celebration of Phish’s eight-show Fall Tour, the Mockingbird Foundation will announce six unsolicited Tour Grants supporting music programs across the country. Each $1,500 grant has been awarded to a music program near a venue Phish plays this summer.
This $9,000 in grants is part of a long-standing Mockingbird effort to help bring music from the Phish community to the local community, and is one of many ways fans contribute to the areas in which the band performs. Mockingbird has now made $170,000 in tour grants, 11% of all disbursements made.
The six recipients include a range of settings, genres, and populations served:
- New Urban Arts of Providence, RI (near Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Nov. 29th and 30th) – blog post
- Wyandanch Memorial High School of Wyandanch, NY (near Nassau Coliseum, Dec. 1st) – blog post
- William Penn School District of Yeadon, PA (near The Met, Dec. 3rd) – blog post
- Bishop Canevin High School of Pittsburgh, PA (near Peterson Events Center, Dec. 4th) – blog post
- Wando High School Band Boosters of Mount Pleasant, SC (near North Charleston Coliseum, Dec. 6th, 7th, and 8th) – blog post
- Boys & Girls Club of the Lowcountry of Bluffton, SC (near North Charleston Coliseum, Dec. 6th, 7th, and 8th) – blog post
The Mockingbird Foundation is an all-volunteer, fan-founded and -managed 501c3 supporting music education for children. It is the leading provider of historical information about Phish and its music, having cultivated intellectual property through phish.net since 1994. A leading grantmaker in music education for children, the Foundation has now made 418 grants in all 50 states, totaling more than $1.4M. Funds for grants are generated through donations from a loyal base of fans, as well as through books, recordings, artwork, merchandise, and special events. The Foundation has been operated entirely by volunteer fans of the band, without any salaries or paid staff, since its inception in 1996.