About Us

Who We Are

  • A music and community oriented venture philanthropy fund
  • An emergency relief fund for musicians and music community causes
  • A blues and music focused cultural preservation society

What We Do

  • Accelerate the growth of existing charities who share our mission
  • Lead efforts in our music community to help those in need
  • Protect and steward our heritage for future generations

Our Mission Objectives

Honor the Past

  • Provide safety and care for our elders
  • Preserve and archive our cultural artifacts
  • Honor and celebrate our musical forebearers
  • Continue the legacy of Clifford Antone

Invest in the Future

  • Nurture and educate our at-risk youth
  • Build music programs for underprivileged kids
  • Mentor and empower our growing artists
  • Educate and strengthen our music community

Our Short-Term Goals

  • Garner 300 Annual Members in our first year
  • Make a noticeable impact in our community through our partner charities
  • Create the Clifford Antone Memorial statue
  • Curate the “40 Years of Antone’s” memorabilia exhibit

We Accomplish our Objectives by STRATEGICALLY Donating to Partners:

Home

Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers (HOME) was formed by a group of concerned women in Austin, Texas, for the purpose of providing housing aid and assistance for musicians in need.

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Kids in a New Groove

Kids in a New Groove provides Texas youth in foster care with a committed one-on-one mentoring relationship through weekly private music instruction, giving students the ability to build concrete strategies for life-long success.

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American Youthworks

AYW provides young people with opportunities to build careers, strengthen communities, and improve the environment through education, on-the-job training, and service to others.

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Pinetop Perkins Foundation

PPF’s mission is to provide encouragement and support for youth and young people at the beginning of their musical career; and help provide care and safety for elderly musicians at the twilight of their career.

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“I wouldn’t have the musical education, the knowledge…if it wasn’t for Clifford. He allowed me to hang backstage with Hubert Sumlin and Pinetop Perkins and James Cotton.”

Gary Clark Jr.

Membership

Clifford Antone Foundation Membership Tax-Deductible

  • Annual Membership Plans: $1000/Year or $250/Quarter
  • Two Tickets to our Fall & Spring Members-Only Events
  • Official Clifford Antone Foundation T-Shirt & Hat
  • Help Preserve our Music Culture & Heritage in Austin
  • Charitable Contribution - 501(c)(3) Tax-Deductible

Our Board

Board Members

  • Susan Antone
  • Will Bridges
  • David Elliott
  • Gerald Farha
  • Michael Kleinman
  • Alan Luecke

Advisory Board Members

  • Marcia Ball
  • Denise Boudreaux
  • Noel Bridges
  • Gary Clark, Jr.
  • Sandi & Gary Clark, Sr.
  • Zach Ernst
  • Lisa, Ellee & Freddy Fletcher
  • Phyllis Fletcher & Samir Patel
  • Stan Goudeau
  • Cathy & Rob Lippincott
  • Michael Maguire
  • Marsha Milam
  • Cory Moore
  • Brenda Mitchell
  • Bobbie Nelson
  • Derek O'Brien
  • Jacqueline Scripps & David Pennington
  • Amy & Steve Simmons
  • Will Wynn
  • Diana Zuniga