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About the foundation

Launched in 2020, this new entity was born out of a need to preserve and educate people on the beloved art form we know today as Americana music, which includes the rich threads of country, folk, blues, soul, bluegrass, gospel and rock in our tapestry. We want the foundation to educate not only today's generation but also future generations on the music that's resonated with us and soundtracked our lives as an indelible piece of our culture. We aim to accomplish this through educational programs and live events with some great music, of course. To learn more about our programs click here.

How to contribute

Your contributions will go directly towards funding our educational initiatives. In other words, every donation that we receive brings us closer and closer to helping us keep this incredible art form alive for your grandchildren -- and beyond!

Since the Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization, your donations will be tax-deductible. We’ve made it super easy to contribute below, and you even have the option to set up reoccurring donations if you’d like.

If you’d like to make a significant donation, please email us at

2023 Board of Directors

The Americana Music Foundation Board of Directors includes: Lori Badgett, Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnett, Brandi Carlile, Rhiannon Giddens, Courtney Gregg, Greg Hall, JD May (Vice Chair), Mark Moffatt, Maria Pallante, Steve Smith, Stephen Sullens, Jonathan Taplin (Chair) and Kurt Vitolo.

About the Americana Music Foundation:

The Americana Music Foundation (AMF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and charitable organization, was founded to preserve Americana music through education. Its endeavors strengthen understanding, awareness and appreciation of cultural heritage, shine a light on inspiration, and promote the capacity and engagement of future creators. The foundation accomplishes this mission through educational programs, musical performances and public events. Throughout the year, its partnership with The Americana Music Association focuses on the preservation of past legacies and traditions that spotlight Americana music’s heritage, while also looking ahead to ensure the future of the community’s generations to come.