Bonnaroo Awards $200k To Nonprofits Through Charitable Fund

My Morning Jacket is 2015's Bonnaroo Works Fund Ambassador.

My Morning Jacket is 2015’s Bonnaroo Works Fund Ambassador.

Bonnaroo’s charitable arm, the Bonnaroo Works Fund, will award nearly $200,000 to 40 nonprofit organizations in 2015. Recipients of the grants will include First Book, Notes for Notes, the Land Trust of Tennessee, and Keep Coffee County Beautiful.

The festival has also named longtime lineup favorites My Morning Jacket as this year’s Bonnaroo Works Fund Ambassadors. The band will help spread the Fund’s message and encourage supporters to get involved.

“Bonnaroo’s founders have always been committed to Bonnaroo Works Fund as the Festival’s philanthropic centerpiece, and the added support of such an amazing headlining band as My Morning Jacket will help continue to raise our profile in the music and philanthropic communities,” said Ashley Capps, co-creator of Bonnaroo and president of Bonnaroo Works Fund.

In March the Works Fund collaborated with the Nashville International Airport to launch the third annual Bonnaroo-themed artistic skylight exhibition featuring regional artists. Travelers can view the new exhibition at the airport through February 2016.

Works Fund projects are also on display throughout the festival grounds including the tree adoption program, Root for Roo, and at the Bonnaroo Works Community Center where fans can bid on silent auction music memorabilia items and learn about the various organizations the Works Fund supports.




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