Understanding More About the Foundation for Bessie Smith
The Bessie Smith Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps preserve and celebrate Black American history and culture through art, education, research, and entertainment. The foundation's goal is to signify the importance of education for Black Americans. Most of the grants are focused on granting scholarships for Black Americans that attend an accredited college or university.
The foundation was created in honor of the famous blues singer, Bessie Smith, who had a passion for education and wanted to make higher education accessible for people of color. Bessie Smith was a strong independent woman who valued a woman's ability to be who she is. Many women of all races are afraid to be themselves, but Bessie symbolizes that you can be anything you want. She was a strong and independent person who valued the strength of a woman to be her own person. The foundation also represents the importance of education for people of color.
The founders hope this foundation will open the door for scholarships and workshops on business, music lessons, support groups, and access to free or low-cost mental health help. The foundation wants to improve lives and give back to the community, especially people of color. We understand the need of others and that spirit of giving lives in the Bessie Smith Foundation.
The Bessie Smith Foundation is happy to team up with other organizations, brands, or causes that align with our goals and vision. We have currently teamed up with Paul McCartney's Company MPL to bring Bessie Smith to Broadway and seek donations for its scholarships. If you or your company would like to partner with Bessie Smith Foundation to help us share the unique story of Bessie Smith, contact us today.