Donate to JAM

We operate largely on contributions from  individuals and philanthropic funds.  Your  tax-deductible donation allows us to help create new JAM programs and continue providing benefits at no charge to more than 55 JAM programs. Together, we can provide incomparable opportunities and truly make a difference for thousands of children throughout Appalachia!

We envision a world in which all children have the opportunity to experience community through the joy of participating in traditional mountain music together.

Our mission is to provide communities with the tools and support they need to teach children to play and dance to traditional old time and bluegrass music.

We believe that children who are actively engaged in traditional mountain music are more connected and better prepared to strengthen their communities for future generations.

Make an Online Donation 

This option will allow you to choose a category for your donation, including our Memorial Funds. If the memorial fund you seek is not listed, please contact us at [email protected]



Or, by mail:

Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc.
PO Box 44
Independence, VA 24348


For more information about donating to Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc. in memory of JAM Founder, Helen White, please visit:

Click here for more information about additional Memorial Donations

Other Ways You Can Help

  • Donate Instruments and Accessories!

JAM always welcomes donations of good, easily playable,  serviceable instruments and accessories.  Capos, tuners, gig bags, picks,  strings and straps are also put to good use! We distribute donated instruments to our affiliates in need.  Please call (276) 773-0573 to set up your tax-deductible instrument donation today.

  • Volunteer!

JAM always needs volunteers, especially at regional kids learning and showcase events, and other festivals where kids are performing! We have partnered with many major traditional music festivals such as IBMA’s annual festival, the Earl Scruggs Music Festival, FloydFest, Galax Fiddlers Convention, and many others. 


Check out JAM’s annual reports for more financial and programming information about our organization.

Financial information about our organization and a copy of our license are available from the North Carolina State Solicitation Licensing Section at (919) 807-2214. The license is not an endorsement. Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc is qualified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c ) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to JAM, Inc are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please contact Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc for more information regarding charitable solicitation licenses by state. 

Feel free to view JAM’s financial information, available through GuideStar.