The SOCAN Foundation has announced that it has established the SOCAN Foundation Charitable Fund (the Fund) at Tides Canada Foundation. The purpose of the Fund is to support charitable activities benefiting music creators and music publishers across Canada.
The Fund was established to enhance Canada’s music industry and to create and sustain an environment in which composers, lyricists, songwriters, and music publishers may be encouraged and educated. Ultimately, the purpose of the Fund will create greater awareness and education for a better understanding of the value of music and copyright and its importance to the cultural and economic life of our society.
“This exciting development has been a long time in the making,” says SOCAN Foundation President Stan Meissner. “Our board is thrilled at the opportunity to expand the reach of the SOCAN Foundation with additional funding generated by donations to this new fund.”
Donations of $5 or more to the SOCAN Foundation Charitable Fund are eligible for a charitable tax-deductible receipt issued by Tides Canada Foundation. The SOCAN Foundation advises Tides Canada Foundation regarding grants made from the Fund.
Those wishing to donate are invited to visit www.socanfoundation.ca and select “Donate to our Charitable Fund.”