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Our Nonprofit Family: Music Museums and More

August 17, 2020

Did you know that August 17 is National Nonprofit Day?


National Nonprofit Day recognizes the enormous impact that nonprofits have on their local communities and across the globe. The Great American Songbook Foundation is proud to be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, because of the exciting work that we get to do every day to inspire and educate by celebrating timeless American popular music. 


But we aren’t the only ones! We are a part of a larger community of music museums, performing arts centers and cultural organizations that are ALL doing great work to not only celebrate important musical repertoire, but educate and provide sources of engagement for every generation through music and the Arts.


Especially during a time like this, these nonprofit Arts organizations are vital to providing opportunities for hope, continued creativity and social engagement. We’ve done some research and pulled together some exciting virtual offerings of our Grammy Museum cultural affiliates and music-based Nonprofits from Carmel, Indiana and beyond. Take a moment to meet our friends in the nonprofit world and bookmark some of these amazing opportunities for you and yours to keep the music playing at home in honor of #NationalNonprofitDay.


Thank you to all of our nonprofit friends

for leading the way! 


Recording Academy GRAMMY Museum

Los Angeles, CA


ABOUT: The GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music through exhibits, education, grants, preservation initiatives, and public programming. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form—from the technology of the recording process to the legends who’ve made lasting marks on our cultural identity.




CULTURAL AFFILIATES: The Great American Songbook Foundation is proud to be one of a handful of GRAMMY Museum cultural affiliates located globally that have access to GRAMMY Museum exhibitions, educational initiatives, research programs, internship opportunities, collaborative marketing and promotions, technical support for interactive displays, and more. Learn about the Cultural Affiliate program or peruse some of the entertaining content from some of our fellow affiliates that we have selected for you:


  • The National Blues Museum: Listen to nearly sixty hours of Blues Radio
  • The Beatles Story: Let's test your knowledge on The Beatles' albums in this quiz!
  • B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center: Online tools for children for ages 1-5, 6-11, 11+ on the museum’s Education Page
  • The Ruth Eckerd Hall: Watch their Literature Online series for kids!


GET INVOLVED: Sign up for the GRAMMY Museum’s newsletter!


Lincoln Center At Home

New York City, NY


ABOUT: Lincoln Center (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts) strives to be the world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming and a national leader in arts and education and community relations. While practicing social distancing, Lincoln Center at Home hosts daily pop-up classrooms for families and regularly shares videos of performances—archival, home-made, documentary, or previously broadcast—by our organizations across the campus.




GET INVOLVED: Follow Lincoln Center on Facebook!


The Center for the Performing Arts

Carmel, IN


ABOUT: The Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit organization that strives to engage and inspire the Central Indiana community through enriching arts experiences. The Center manages the operation and programming of a multidisciplinary performing arts campus in Carmel, Indiana and is permanently affiliated with the Great American Songbook Foundation. Learn more about the Center at




GET INVOLVED: Sign up for biweekly Interlude emails packed with virtual content!


Honorable Mentions

Check out a few of the virtual initiatives we thought deserved a special shout-out from our friends locally and nationally!






Explore #SongbookAtHome

And don't forget to check out our very own Songbook At Home content available at Take a short cut below to view our Education, Exhibits and Archive At Home pages and follow us @songbookfoundation on social media to keep up with daily content.




Support the Songbook

We hope you found joy and inspiration exploring these musical resources. As a nonprofit organization The Great American Songbook Foundation depends on the support of generous donors.


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