Rosie’s House receives $15,000 grant from County Music Awards Foundation

Rosies final preferred

Rosie’s House, A Musical Academy for Children, has received a $15,000 grant from the Country Music Awards Foundation to support its free after-school music education program for underserved youth.

Rosie’s House is the only Arizona organization to receive grant funding.

Thanks to the generosity of country artists and fans at CMA Music Festival, the CMA Foundation awarded $2.68 million in grants to 29 charitable groups.  Since 2006, CMA has awarded more than $13.68 million total for this important cause.

In Arizona, at a time when the average per-pupil expenditure on arts instruction is less than $1, Rosie’s House is a beacon of opportunity for youth who need a safe after-school “home.” Rosie’s House serves 410 students annually through its string, wind, brass, piano, choir and mariachi programs. 

“If it weren’t for the artists, who all perform for free during CMA Music Festival, and the thousands of fans who support the event each year, these donations would not be possible,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA chief executive officer.

“The CMA Foundation donates to causes that are important to our community, but every dollar is given on behalf of the artists and fans that support Music Fest each June.”

“We are thrilled to receive national funding from the CMA Foundation,” said Rosie’s House Executive Director Becky Bell Ballard. “The generosity of the musicians and country music fans is inspiring, uplifting and critical to our mission.”

For more information about Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children, visit


The Scottsdale Independent publishes a free daily newsletter. A print edition is mailed to 75,000 homes and businesses each month. If you value our journalistic mission, please consider showing us your support.

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable. Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the arrow in the upper right corner of the comment box.

Facebook Comment