The Mockingbird Foundation Inc., which generates charitable proceeds from fans of the rock band Phish, funds music education programs for children. The foundation looks for projects that encourage creative expression in all musical forms (including composition, instrumentation, vocalization, and improvisation), but also support more basic needs within conventional instruction. The foundation is particularly, though not exclusively, interested in funding programs that benefit disenfranchised groups. Interested parties should review the funding guidelines available at the Mockingbird Foundation web site. In its first three rounds of funding, the foundation contributed more than $250,000 to music education.

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