- WE'RE ON A MISSION
Somewhere near the top of our to-do list is “change the world.” So, in 2009, we created the Bonnaroo Works Fund. Administered by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the Bonnaroo Works Fund supports regional and national organizations with a mission of making communities healthy in areas of the arts, education, and environmental sustainability; with the goal of local reinvestment and asset building for the communities in which we live, work and play.
- WHAT WE SUPPORT AND WHERE
We devote a lot of attention to middle Tennessee and, in particular, the Manchester and Coffee County community. We support educational, arts and environmental programs as well as a variety of community projects – closing in on support for 100 organizations. A complete list of organizations supported is available here!
By invitation only, we also support national organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, Head Count, MusiCares, Conscious Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, Rock the Earth, the American Red Cross and the Sierra Club. Bonnaroo Works Fund has also stepped up to help in the wake of disasters, such as the Haitian earthquake, Nashville floods and Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
- HOW YOU ARE HELPING & HOW YOU CAN HELP MORE!
And we don’t deserve all the credit. A good share of the money comes from generous fans who help support the Fund through ticket add-ons and the annual on-site Silent Auction; And there will be many new opportunities for you to support Bonnaroo Works Fund. In case you’re wondering, a full 100% of every dollar you contribute goes directly to support these great causes.
And, if you’d like to get physically involved with some of the great causes supported by the Bonnaroo Works Fund, we’re going to make that easy, too. Look for our quarterly Newsletter posted on our website
Bonnaroo also invites local community organizations to raise funds by participating in the festival. Their volunteers staff the popular concession booths, and Bonnaroo in turn donates a portion of the sales to those organizations. During the past decade, the Coffee County Rescue Squad, the Children’s Advocacy Center, Project Graduation, the Hands On Science Center, the Manchester Arts Center, Park Partners, Keep Coffee County Beautiful and numerous other groups have raised more than $2 million to support their activities. By volunteering, these devoted do-gooders also help create a better Bonnaroo, so be sure to give them a thumbs-up at the festival.
We are enormously proud of the Bonnaroo Works Fund. Who says music – and music fans – can’t change the world?
- WE MAKE GRANTS – CLOSE TO 50 THIS YEAR!
Find Grant Applicant Guidelines and more information here.