Empowering Individuals to make
Positive Change in their Communities

Singing for Change was created by Jimmy Buffett in 1995, and initially funded with contributions from his summer concert tour. Since then, Singing for Change (SFC Charitable Foundation, Inc., aka SFC) has offered competitive grants to progressive, non-profit organizations that address the root causes of social or environmental problems.

Welcome to our site!  Please make yourself at home:  read about our grantees, make a donation, or maybe apply for a grant yourself.  We’re glad you stopped by… and thanks for all YOU do every day, wherever you live.



Recent News

Peace Center For The Blind
The Peace Center for the Blind is a non-profit educational and vocational organization in East Jerusalem serving underprivileged blind and visually impaired women from Jerusalem and the West Bank.
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Harlem Grown
On a mission to inspire youth to live HEALTHY and AMBITIOUS lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability and nutrition.
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International Partners in Mission
International Partners in Mission (IPM) works across borders of faith, culture and economic circumstance with children, women, and youth to create partnerships that build justice, peace, and hope.
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Say Detroit
S.A.Y. Detroit is teaming up with Mitch Albom, Lions QB Matthew Stafford and the City of Detroit to repair and refurbish a closed rec center in Detroit to create the S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center. It will house a sports and academic program that serves the academic, social and physical fitness needs of under-served youth in Detroit. Academic facilities will include a library, tutoring center, and a music room built by Notes for Notes.
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Rural Advancement Foundation International
Despite farming being one of the most essential pieces of society, it is becoming increasingly more difficult for farmers to support themselves. RAFI USA has a vision that family farmers will have the power to earn a fair and dependable income AND that everyone who labors in agriculture will be respected, protected, and valued by society.
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Previous Grants

SFC offers competitive grants to progressive, community-based nonprofit organizations. Grants are awarded to programs that foster self sufficiency among individuals and promote positive change in a community.
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2016 Singing For Change
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