International Fellowship of Rotarian Musicians
Monday, July 22, 2024


About the IFRM Foundation

The IFRM Foundation (IFRM, Inc.) is a separate legal entity from our music Fellowship, but supports our mission by funding programs that promote indigenous music literacy. All grants are administered through local Rotary Clubs. Contact IFRM Foundation CEO Peter Sotheran for more information at

IFRM, Inc. solicits/receives donations and funds grants globally to promote music literacy. In the past, the IFRM Foundation has linked with Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation to fund projects in the United States. (Note: projects have also been funded though the IFRM donor Advised Fund in RI.)


Funded Projects

Grenada, West Indies

Grenada, West Indies

The inaugural project was the re-establishment of the music program at St. Andrew's RC School in Grenada. Wind and flood from two consecutive hurricanes destroyed all musical instruments at the school. When IFRM member Peter Sotheran (RC of......
New Orleans, La., USA

New Orleans, La., USA

Winds and floods from Hurricane Katrina destroyed all the musical instruments at McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Serving over 400 kindergarten through eighth grade students, this arts magnet school was......
Manila, Philippines

Manila, Philippines

Joining Rotary Club Manila 101 in the Philippines and the Fremont, Union City, Newark (FUN) RC, IFRM contributed monies to fund age-appropriate music books, CDs, and DVDs for a mobile media center (van) that will service low income pre-school......
Support a Project

Support a Project

Our precedent-making projects extend music literacy throughout the Rotary World. Matching needs to IFRM resources is just one way that our Fellowship responds to these special needs. But, it is not just about money! Do you have any of the......

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The IFRM Foundation has its own Bylaws and Board of Trustees:

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Secretary
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Projects
  • At Large
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