We are excited to announce the Bonnaroo Works Fund will be donating over $82,000 in awards this year to various programs our region. Tennessee is our festival home and we tried to identify and provide funding to organizations that fit our mission of the arts, education and environmental sustainability. Thank you for supporting the Bonnaroo Works Fund through your ticket purchase, auctions and more. Without you this program would not be possible. For more information about the Bonnaroo Works Fund or how to apply, click here. Below is a list of the organizations that will be receiving funding, along with a brief description of the specific projects the award will be helping. In all this brings our total Bonnaroo giving for 2012 to over $600,000 from all of our charitable arms, including our concessions booth volunteer groups!
Bonnaroo Works Fund Recipients
Coffee County Manchester Public Library - This award enables the Coffee County Library to set up and offer on-line foreign language courses to all library card holders.
Joy School of Music - This award will support the “Capacity Crescendo” program that will expand the capacity to provide free lessons, music and instruments for under-served children.
Junior Achievement of Middle TN - This award will sponsor Coffee County schools attending the JA BizTown, an interactive learning program teaching students to be financially literate and workforce ready.
Land Trust for Tennessee – This award will help support the protection of Tennessee’s natural and historic sites and landscapes in Coffee County and the surrounding area.
Notes for Notes - This award will support N4N’s free after school program that provides youths with the ability to explore, create and record music in a real studio.
Southern Energy Network - This award will help mobilize Tennessee’s youth to build a more just, sustainable energy network through a number of their initiatives.
Westwood Middle School Visual Arts Program - This award will allow for the establishment of a visual arts program in Manchester city schools for grades 6 through 8.
Manchester Arts Center - This award will allow for the establishment of new city initiative of art in public places that will honor the legacy of Roger Dotson, infamous Fantasy 101 radio jockey and pillar of the community.
Core Project – This award will bring media-based performance workshops to students of Murfreesboro City Schools in TN.