The Denyce Graves Foundation (DGF) is a nonprofit organization focused on the intersection of social justice, American history, and the arts. With your help, DGF's programs will open the door to a rich past, celebrating the inspirational lives and legacies of our nation's cultural trailblazers. In honor of what they achieved, DGF will also provide unparalleled resources to empower the next generation of gifted classical singers who reflect the diversity of color and background that makes America exceptional in the world of music.


Your gift will help an aspiring young singer get the training and guidance they need to perform on the same stages where Mary Cardwell Dawson and her National Negro Opera Company were denied access. Your support will help us draw attention to those who fight to change the world for the better through their music. In donating to DGF, you will be part of the transformation, seeing our arts become more representative, more equitable, and welcoming to the world around us.


Please make your generous tax-deductible gift today. Click on Donate Now to support our operations and programs. And thank you for sharing our vision!

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