Music Maker Relief Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the true pioneers and forgotten heroes of Southern musical traditions gain recognition and meet their day to day needs. We present these musical traditions to the world so American culture will flourish and be preserved for future generations. Our criterion for recipients is they be rooted in a Southern musical tradition, be 55 years or older and have an annual income less than $18,000.Music Maker Relief Foundation, Inc. is a tax exempt, public charity under IRS code 501(c)3.
*Musician Sustenance - grants to meet basic life needs and emergency relief.
*Musical Development - grants and services for recipient artist professional development and career advancement.
*Cultural Access - supports the preservation and proliferation of American musical traditions.