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 a wide variety benefits to JAM affiliates, all for free. Together, we can provide incomparable opportunities and truly make a difference for thousands of children throughout Appalachia, because we believe that children who are engaged with traditional old time and bluegrass music are more connected and better prepared to strengthen their communities for future generations!

To support the operations of a specific JAM program, please contact that JAM program directly. As the parent organization, we provide resources, materials, and opportunities to JAM programs after helping each program get started. Each JAM affiliate program is operated underneath its own non-profit status or under the umbrella of another 501(c)(3) organization. You can find all of the contact information for each affiliate at the Affiliate Directory.

Make a Donation 


Online, via PayPal:

Or by mail:
Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc.
PO Box 44
Independence, VA 24348


How would you like to help? There is an option through PayPal to select a category of JAM activities, as well as two new scholarship funds.
    • General Fund
    • Instruments to Kids (General)
    • JAM Instructor Training (Professional Development)
    • Developing New Programs (Let us know where!)
    • Student Performances

Interested in a Memorial Donation? We now have two special giving programs to honor the never-ending legacy of JAM Founder, Helen White.


Other 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 instrument donation today.

  • Volunteer!


JAM always needs volunteers, especially at music events where kids are performing! Contact us

More information about JAM’s donors

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

A short video report for the most recent 2018-2019 fiscal year is available here!

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.