Grantee Grants & Awards

Ralph J. Gleason Award
In memory of music journalist Ralph J. Gleason, a major figure in the advancement of music in America in the 1960s, whose openness to new music and ideas transcended differences between generations and styles.

May 2016 - Levon Helm Studios

Ralph J. Gleason Award
Amount: $10,000

February 2015 - Doug Wendt

Ralph J. Gleason Award
Amount: $10,000

December 2012 - The Precipice–Miranda Ferriss Jones

Ralph J. Gleason Award
Amount: $10,000

December 2011 - Diane di Prima

Ralph J. Gleason Award
Amount: $10,000

December 2010 - Michael Franti

Ralph J. Gleason Award
Amount: $10,000

December 2009 - Jorma Kaukonen, Fur Peace Ranch

Ralph J. Gleason Award
Amount: $10,000

December 2008 - Ali Akbar College of Music

Ralph J. Gleason Award
Amount: $10,000

December 2007 - Allen Toussaint

Ralph J. Gleason Award
Amount: $10,000

December 2006 - New Old Time Chautauqua

Ralph J. Gleason Award

December 2005 - WWOZ 90.7 FM

Ralph J. Gleason Award
Amount: $10,000