PAY IT FORWARD FUND:
The Pay It Forward Fund was founded by SBAIC and the LCollective with the intention of supporting individuals and organizations that have a heartfelt belief in the healing power of working with hands & music.
The Pay It Forward Fund is an information and resource center to encourage luthiers and musicians to share their passion and skills with individuals and organizations in their local or world-wide communities. Each grant from CLEF is tracked with a Pay It Forward pledge so that each gift and the story that unfolds because of this generosity and spirit can be told in a continuing narrative of giving. The stories will be told via film, art, social media, word of mouth, and of course, music.
Musician pledges may be visiting schools, hospitals, clinics, youth centers and organizations to provide music to help people heal, or benefit concerts to raise funds for them. Luthier pledges may be sharing luthier skills with novices, teaching apprentices, holding workshops, repairing damaged instruments, working with schools, veterans or those seeking to work with their hands to help themselves heal. Each recipient and deposit will create a Pay It Forward story.
Luthiers alternately may pledge to build a guitar to be donated to a gifted musician in order to take them to another level and then in turn use that instrument to raise further donations and use it to help people heal through working with hands and music. That guitar may be donated to an auction to raise funds for CLEF and then in turn that guitar will continue to tell its story.
The first deposit will be a pledge from the LCollective to create an endowment; proceeds from the sale of The Legacy Trio will be donated the Pay It Forward Fund. In return for this support, each luthier and musician will make a deposit in the Fund, sharing with us how they will use our subsidy to Pay It Forward in each of their communities, so that the growth and passion of fine lutherie and music continues. Musician pledges may be visiting schools, hospitals, clinics, youth centers and organizations to provide music to help people heal, or benefit concerts to raise funds for them.