In recognition of the many volunteer aspects of this project and the fact that this music belongs to all Americans, the Song of America team is donating profits from the project to 501c(3) organizations that promote the preservation of our musical history and the teaching of history through music.
· The producers would like to thank the artists who freely donated their performances for the benefit of the project, as well as
the studios and audio professionals who donated free and discounted time to reduce production costs in consideration of the project mission
· The production of Song of America has been funded by Thirty Tigers and Split Rock Records
The following non-profit organizations have been pre-selected to share in the profits from the Song of America:
The Center for American Music and their Voices Across Time project. The Voices Across Time project provides a series of workshops, field trips, and seminars which train teachers to use popular American songs to educate young people in history, literature, civics, economics, social studies and language arts. The Voices Across Time team has created an extensive set of materials and techniques to help teachers weave American music into a subject's existing curriculum.
Voices Across Time – www.voicesacrosstime.org
The North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance exists to foster and promote traditional, contemporary, and multicultural folk music and dance, and related performing arts in North America. Folk Alliance’s stated educational goal is to increase understanding of the rich variety, artistic value, cultural and historical significance, and continuing relevance of folk music and dance among educators, media, and the general public.
Folk Alliance – www.folkalliance.org
The Sing Out Corporation is an educational non-profit devoted to the advancement of folk music. The Sing Out Resource Center maintains a collection of folk music recordings, photos, books, periodicals and much more collected over the last 50 years. The Sing Out Resource Center made its collection available for the original background research for the Song of America.
Sing Out! Resource Center – www.singout.org
The mission of National History Day is to provide students with opportunities to learn historical content and develop research, thinking and communication skills through the study of history and to provide educators with resources and training to enhance classroom teaching.
National History Day – www.nhd.org