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  • Donors & Patrons

    The mission and work of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is not only made possible by the hundreds of thousands of people who buy our music every year, but also by those who support our ongoing mission by generous donations in cash or in kind. These individuals and organizations increasingly play a key role in ensuring Smithsonian Folkways remains a vibrant label through its releases and acquisitions. We would like to acknowledge:

$5 million and above

Sage Arts
Sage Arts

$1 – $5 million

Rockefeller Foundation
Rockefeller Foundation

$500,000 – $1 million

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture
The Ford Foundation
The Ford Foundation

$100,000 – $500,000

Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
The Smithsonian Latino Center
The Smithsonian Latino Center
National Museum for African American History and Culture
National Museum for African American History and Culture
Forney Family

$50,000 - $ 100,000

Arhoolie
Chris Strachwitz
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts

$10,000 - $50,000

The Embassy of Colombia
Scottish Arts Council
Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Patrons ($1,000 and over per year)

Robert and Andrea Dodds

Jeffrey D D. Menoff DDS

Brian Keenan

Andrew Weisburd

Paul Lucas

George P. Winslow


Donations

Donations of Labels/Collections

Dyer-Bennet Records

Cook Records

Monitor Records

The Asch Estate – Archival materials

UNESCO – for the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music

Mickey Hart – for the Mickey Hart collection

Bobby Susser – for Bobby Susser Songs for Children

In Kind Donations

El Centro de la Diversidad Cultural de Venezuela - for Venezuela recordings

Columbia Records – for the production of Folkways: A Vision Shared to fund the Smithsonian's acquisition of Folkways Records

Artists who donated their royalties

Olean McIntyre (Estate of Roscoe Holcomb)

Jim Griffith

David J. Murray

Mercedes Lopez

Lester W. Bradley

Eastronics

Joel Lavoie

Ludwig Olshansky

Juan Jorge Rodriguez

Olivia Dutcher

Harold C. Conklin

Ellie Mao Mok

Thomas Turino

Puli Toro

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