We are proud to donate a portion of the proceeds from each years festival to fulfill our non-profit mission. Our mission is to provide opportunities for people to learn, grow and heal thru music and songwriting. These populations include individuals pursuing a career in music through educational scholarships, supporting local school music programs with grants, and assisting the recovery of wounded service members during their recovery.
In 2019 we have two programs we will contribute a portion of the festivals proceeds to:
- Red Lodge Songwriter Festival/Music Education 2019 Grant Program
- Dave Kirby Memorial Music Scholarship
In the past three years we have given over twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) away to local charities and schools.
2016 – Two Thousand Five Hundred dollars ($2,500) to Operation Second Chance and $1,000 to Friends of the Beartooth Highway
2017 – Eight Thousand Five Hundred dollars, ($8,500) to the Red Lodge Public Schools Music Department. Fifteen hundred ($1,500) to Operation Second Chance
2018 – Ten Thousand dollars, ($10,000) to the Red Lodge Public Schools Music Dept.