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Founded in 2002, the Gibson Foundation is committed to making the world a better place for children by creating, developing and supporting programs and other non-profit organizations in their efforts to advance education, music and the arts, the environment, and health & welfare causes.

Supported Projects
Belmont University Les Paul Innovation Award Fund
As a result of the Gibson Foundation’s research endowment to Belmont University (The Les Paul Innovation Award Fund), the 1st recipient of the grant (Dr. Eric Tarr) brought his “History of Music Recording” class to tour the Gibson USA and Epiphone plants with the learning objective to understand the significance of Les Paul’s innovations. (And apparently, to have a respectful amount of fun.)

Tennessee Kidney Foundation
Nashville citizens from all across the Country showed their support for the Tennessee Kidney Foundation during its recent annual fundraising dinner and live auction.

The TV cast of “Nashville” collectively signed one beautiful Gibson Les Paul for the fund-raising auction, while legendary Peter Frampton autographed another.

The Tennessee Kidney Foundation works to improve the health and well-being of those affected by kidney disease, through education, prevention, treatment, advocacy, and promotion of organ donation.

We at Gibson Foundation are delighted to be able to help Tennessee Kidney Foundation in their efforts to provide our neighbors with the best quality of life possible.

Kid's Rock the Nation
"Kid’s Rock the Nation celebrates the development of young musical talent and commits to building self-esteem through music. Harley was gifted Epiphone Dot Hollow Body Guitar at The Daytona Blues Festival this year. Kid’s Rock the Nation has gifted over 1,000 guitars to deserving young people so far."

“Musicology is Spy Hop's ten-month program where students learn to write, record, perform live, and produce original music in a band with other teens (ages 14-19). This year there are seven students in the Musicology program, and for the first time all the students participating are all girls. The Musicology program culminates at Spy Hop's annual musical festival, Heatwave, at the end of July where the band will showcase its work over the year to the public.”

We all have dreams!

Two years ago, Jeron’s dream was to design his own custom Gibson guitar. This 14 year old from Utah was fighting leukemia, and Gibson Foundation partnered with Make-a-Wish Foundation to help bring his dream to life.

Gibson USA invited Jeron to spend a day at their incredible factory and helped him create his dream guitar.

This picture shows Jeron today, healthy and still enjoying his Gibson guitar.

His mom, Jennifer, wrote these kind words to us:
“Jeron’s Make-A-Wish was the greatest experience of his life and he is grateful for the continued support that Make-A-Wish and Gibson provide.”

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