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The pioneering artists of Rhythm & Blues created a new brand of music that sprang from gospel roots and recalled the spirit of the blues, but was infused with irresistible rhythms that brought everyone on their feet. The music´s lyrics, rich harmonies and hip-swinging, finger-snapping beat crossed over boundaries of race and geography, influencing generations around the globe and transforming popular music forever. Sadly, many of the artists who originated Rhythm & Blues now face desperate financial hardships. Usually underpaid and too often unrecognized, these aging musicians and singers need assistance - and the Rhythm & Blues Foundation is here to help. Join us as we celebrate the music that defines America and changed the world. Make a donation to help support Rhythm & Blues music and the artists that helped create it! We thank you for your support!

Why Support?

Show your gratitude for the musicians whose songs created the soundtrack of your life! The Rhythm & Blues Foundation is dedicated to the appreciation of Rhythm & Blues music and the artists that helped create it. Every dollar you give helps to make a difference in the lives of artists whose music made a difference in your life.

Here are some examples of just how your donation can help:

  • $50 can fill a prescription
  • $75 can buy groceries
  • $100 can repair an instrument
  • $1,000 can provide heating oil
  • $2,500 can pay past due rent
  • $5,000 can pay for burial assistance

Donations of $100 or more will receive a complimentary copy of the “Rites of Rhythm & Blues” CD! This rare compilation disc of soul classics performed by the original artists is available exclusively through the R&B Foundation.