// Our Partners
Founded in 1975, The ASCAP Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting American music creators and encouraging their development through music education and talent development programs. Included in these are songwriting workshops, grants, scholarships, awards, recognition and community outreach programs for songwriters, composers and lyricists. The ASCAP Foundation is supported by contributions from ASCAP members and from music lovers throughout the United States.
The Barilla Foundation
The Barilla Family Foundation is dedicated to being stewards of the Austin community. They strive to enrich the lives of their neighbors in need by providing them with food, housing, education, and opportunity.
Boulder Crest Foundation
Veteran-led Boulder Crest Foundation uses the proven science of Posttraumatic Growth to heal, train, and advocate for combat veterans, first responders, and their families who have experienced trauma. They develop, deliver, and scale transformative programs to ensure these remarkable men and women transform struggle into strength and lifelong growth, so they can live the great lives they deserve.
Common Sense Fund
The Common Sense Fund promotes action both on the environment and in the arts that is practical, creative, and addresses social needs. They believe that the world is changed by passionate people who are willing to take risks and whose voices need to be heard.
The Gibson Gives/Gibson Foundation is committed to introduce, inspire, and amplify the power of music through guitars across all generations, genres, and genders. Founded in 2002, Gibson Gives works to make the world a better place through music by creating, developing, and supporting programs, and other non-profit organizations, in their efforts to advance youth-focused or healing music initiatives by growing the ‘share of sound’ for everyone.
The NAMM Foundation
The NAMM Foundation represents the generosity and philanthropy of the music products industry. A supporting organization of NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants, the NAMM Foundation is funded through trade association activities and donations.
Since 1979, Sweetwater has helped music makers all across the world build their dreams. They are a team of gear heads who are committed to doing the right thing for their customers. SongwritingWith:Soldiers thanks them for providing a mobile studio to record our veteran’s songs and stories.
The Veterans Portrait Project
Stacy Pearsall began the Veterans Portrait Project in Charleston, SC, while recovering from her own combat injuries. While she sat for hours in waiting rooms, she couldn’t help but to notice the men and women around her. She reached out to hear the stories of veterans from every branch of service, generation and conflict and felt inspired to bring her camera and take their portraits, leading to the project that now fills the walls of a number of VA Hospitals across the United States. Today, Stacy continues her project and has photographed veterans from coast to coast. What started as Stacy’s path to recovery and healing has now grown into her personal mission to honor and thank her brothers and sisters for their service in the best way she knows how, photography. Many of the photos on our website, press materials, and gift books were taken by Stacy, and her photographer husband, Andy Dunaway. We are proud to call them friends and unbelievably fortunate to have them as partners.
Wounded Warrior Project®
WWP knows that the transition to civilian life is a journey. And for every warrior, family member, and caregiver, that journey looks different. WWP is there for the first step, and each step that follows. Because they believe that every warrior should have a positive future to look forward to.