Our Mission

Singing for Change funds organizations that inspire personal growth, community integration and the enhanced awareness that collectively, people can bring about positive change. We believe people can achieve sustainable self-sufficiency through vibrant, diverse communities. We focus our resources on inclusive, grassroots organizations that rely strongly on volunteer efforts, where foundation support makes a significant difference.

Most likely to be considered are organizations that keep their overhead low and collaborate with other groups in their community to find innovative ways of solving a common problem.

Singing for Change (SFC Charitable Foundation, Inc.) was created by Jimmy Buffett in 1995, and receives one dollar from each ticket Jimmy sells at his shows. We envision a world where nonprofit organizations, large and small, provide compelling opportunities for individuals to discover their power to make a difference. The foundation promotes work on the forefront of social change - helping people and communities become smarter, safer, stronger, healthier, and whole.

For the past 20 years, Singing for Change (SFC) has partnered with progressive, community-based organizations addressing the root causes of social or environmental problems. We recently narrowed our focus to projects designed to promote self-sufficiency.

Specifically, we look for groups that are
1. working to engage individuals in their communities,
2. helping people realize their full potential and become self-sufficient, and
3. creating lasting change in the communities they serve.