Unlike Jazz and Classical Music education programs, respectfully, there are far fewer funding sources and endowments when it comes to supporting nonprofits with a focus on Blues pedagogy.

By making Blues Kids Foundation your charity of choice and pledging your tax-deductible contribution, today, you will help ensure cultural, social and emotional enrichment opportunities for Blues Kids. Your support helps sustain current programs and establish new ones for student musicians, parents and community members. Music programs, in general, are too often undervalued and underfunded.

"Donors can deduct contributions they make to you [Blues Kids Foundation] as provided in IRC Section 170. You are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, legacies, devises, transfers, or gifts under IRC Sections 55, 2106, and 522."

- Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service

Tips on how you can become a Strategic Partner:

• Ask your HR department about their Matching Gift Giving program.

Host a fundraiser or special event at your home or favorite venue.

Volunteer at our events.

        • Be creative and think of something cool.

        • Spread the word about us.

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As a “soft fundraiser”a percentage of the proceeds from food and beverage sales, that day at Americanos, will benefit Blues Kids Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. For more information on how you and yours can be involved visit BluesKids.com/Chicago. Throughout the year, Blues Kids Foundation presents Blues Camp(s) and workshops for youths and adults, internationally, at no cost to the participants. If interested in making a donation or becoming a strategic partner visit BluesKids.com/Give.

The Blues Angels

Blues Kids Foundation International Partners

Mary Barnes Donnelley Family Foundation | Lefort-Martin Fund | Allstate

Knotty Luxe Arts Foundation | Brookins Funeral Home | Matthew's Childlren's Foundation

Chicago Community Trust | Columbia College Chicago | Jim Dunlop USA

Chicago Federation of Musicians (Local 10-208) | D’Addario Foundation | Hohner

Facebook / Network for Good | Dr. Eddie Bleier & Friends | Tom Liebman | Shure

The Rotary Club of Winnetka-Northfield | Edward G. Irvin Foundation | The Gray Realty Group

The Chicago Metro Chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated

Blues Kids Foundation Friends

NAMM | Fender Musical Instruments | DCASE | Navy Pier Chicago

Chicago Public Schools | Chicago Police Department | Pullman Community Center

Chicago State University | A Sound Education | Tokyo School of Music and Dance

 WGN TV | Logan Center for the Arts (University of Chicago) | IL Blues Magazine

Tennessee State University | Los Angeles Unified School District | Blues Foundation

Downbeat Magazine | Old Town School of Folk Music | Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

Bruce Iglauer | School of Rock (Oak Park, IL) | Reggie’s Rock Club

 

Community Partners

Thanks for making us your charity of choice.

Give without remembering.

Four Year International Partner • $250K

Two Year International Partner • $150K

One Year International Partner • $75K

One Year National Partner • $50K

Partner of the Week • $7.5K

Blues Kid of the Year Partner • $5K

Sponsor a Blues Kid • $2.5K

Musical instruments, performance space

and transportation + lodging donations welcome, too.

Fernando Jones’ Blues Camp International

In-residence at Columbia College Chicago’s Music Center

Matching Funds Supporters

Microsoft | FirstGiving.com | United Way | Grainger | Amgen | Toyota | AXA Foundation

Photo by Glenn Kaupert

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