Bard Music Festival Mellon Challenge
The Festival is pleased and honored to have received a $2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the nation's most highly regarded private foundation in the arts and humanities. The Mellon grant recognizes the unique programming of the Festival, its unusual concert formats, and its success in linking scholarship in the humanities with the highest standard of concert performance. Half of the grant is restricted to help cover operating costs over five years; the other half to building an endowment for the Bard Music Festival. In order to earn the endowment portion of the grant, the Festival was asked to raise $2 for every dollar The Mellon Foundation pledged for the endowment. With your support, the Festival was able to meet the terms of ths generous grant. Thank you to all of the donors to the Bard Music Festival Mellon Challenge! Your support helps to secure the future of this unique festival.