Bonnaroo Works Fund Doles Out The Grants
September 24, 2013 at 11:58 AM (PT)
The BONNAROO WORKS FUND (BWF), the charitable arm of the BONNAROO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL, announced that 20 local and state nonprofits received grants totaling $139,250 to continue their good works. In addition to the grants made this week, BONNAROO officials have tallied this year’s fundraising totals and report that community organizations earned more than $230,000 in commissions while assisting with festival concession booths this year.
"From the beginning, we have been committed to being a positive force in the COFFEE COUNTY community as well as in the extended communities that support and make up the festival," BONNAROO Co-Founder ASHLEY CAPPS said. "It is an essential part of our mission to support the community through our own giving as well as by creating opportunities and helping to nurture the spirit of philanthropy in others."
Among the 20 recipients this year are the VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION, NOTES FOR NOTES and SOUTHERN ENERGY NETWORK. The complete list of grant awards can be found at www.BonnarooWorksFund.org.
In addition to grants from the BWF, each year, festival organizers creatively engage with local community organizations by offering them the opportunity to participate in the event and raise funds to support their work. This year, more than 60 local organizations -- including the COFFEE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, the LADY RAIDER volleyball team, COFFEE COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD, the COFFEE COUNTY CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER, and numerous other education, arts and sports groups -- raised more than $230,000 to support their activities.