Mockingbird Foundation Awards $7,000 to MAC

The Mockingbird Foundation has awarded a grant of $7,000 to the Midlands Arts Conservatory (MAC) to help fund the purchase of a Piano Lab for the school. The total cost for the Piano Lab, which includes one teacher piano and 15 electronic student pianos, is $34,882. MAC has received grants totaling $30,681 from the Mockingbird Foundation, the Lipscomb Family Foundation, the Feldman Foundation, Rice Music House, and several private donors. MAC still needs to raise about $4,201 from local donors and other foundations. The Mockingbird Foundation is an all-volunteer nonprofit founded and run entirely by Phish fans. It has announced twenty (20) new grants totaling $141,263 in support of music education for children. This is Mockingbird’s 24th round of competitive grants, and the largest disbursement in the foundation’s history and brings total disbursements by the foundation to more than $1.6M. For more information, visit