What does it mean that we’ve gained 501(c)3 non-profit status?
In addition to being exempt from certain taxes, organizations with 501(c)3 status can receive tax-deductible donations, as well as apply for and receive many more grants and funding opportunities which are often reserved exclusively for non-profits.
Why is this important to WIJO?
This official status will enable us to keep growing in the ways we want!
We have (so many) ideas, many of which we have begun to work on, and many of which we have had to put on the back burner. Everyone involved in WIJO thus far has been full-time professional musicians, so you can imagine how hard it has been for us to find the necessary time and resources to dedicate to all of the initiatives that we’ve dreamed of doing. Receiving more funding via individual contributions and grants will hopefully enable us to gain the additional resources necessary to carry out more of our dream projects!
If you are part of a like-minded organization, institution, company, or community group, and would like to discuss the possibility of establishing a partnership with or sponsorship on behalf of WIJO, please contact us directly with more information about what you do and what you'd like to achieve together.
Thank you for your interest!
Thank you to the following institutions for supporting WIJO and working together with us on our mission!
The Local 802 Musicians Union, the Associated Musicians of Greater New York chapter, is working hard with WIJO to build an effective and positive organization, and to support women in jazz.
Steven Lugerner, Manager of Education Programs / Camp Co-Director, has reached out to WIJO on behalf of the Jazz Mentor Fellowship Program, to consult on building the diversity of the program; as well as helping to ensure an equal jazz education to all students involved in the workshop.
Seattle Women In Jazz Founder/Director/Board Member Jessica Davis is working with WIJO to collaborate and join forces. SWIJ hosts concerts throughout the year, among other fantastic projects and events for women in jazz in the Seattle area.