The pioneering artists of Rhythm & Blues created a new brand of music
that sprang from gospel roots and recalled the spirit of the blues, but was infused
with irresistible rhythms that brought everyone on their feet. The music´s lyrics,
rich harmonies and hip-swinging, finger-snapping beat crossed over boundaries
of race and geography, influencing generations around the globe and transforming
popular music forever. Sadly, many of the artists who originated Rhythm & Blues
now face desperate financial hardships. Usually underpaid and too often unrecognized,
these aging musicians and singers need assistance - and the Rhythm & Blues
Foundation is here to help. Join us as we celebrate the music that defines America
and changed the world. Make a donation to help support Rhythm & Blues
music and the artists that helped create it! We thank you for your
All donations to the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, Inc. are fully tax-deductible.
Show your gratitude for the musicians whose songs created the soundtrack of your life! The Rhythm & Blues Foundation is dedicated to the appreciation of Rhythm & Blues music and the artists that helped create it. Every dollar you give helps to make a difference in the lives of artists whose music made a difference in your life.
Here are some examples of just how your donation can help:
- $50 can fill a prescription
- $75 can buy groceries
- $100 can repair an instrument
- $1,000 can provide heating oil
- $2,500 can pay past due rent
- $5,000 can pay for burial assistance
Donations of $100 or more will receive a complimentary copy of the “Rites of Rhythm & Blues” CD! This rare compilation disc of soul classics performed by the original artists is available exclusively through the R&B Foundation.