About the CMA Foundation
The CMA Foundation exists to provide financial support to worthwhile causes that are important to the Country Music Association and the Country Music community.
The CMA Foundation places special emphasis on serving the needs of CMA’s core constituents and nonprofit organizations with initiatives that preserve the legacy of the format, music education, and respond to such other needs that may be identified in the future by the CMA.
More than 6,400 music industry professionals and companies around the globe are members of the Country Music Association. Formed in 1958 as the first trade association for a single genre of music, the organization's objectives are to serve as an educational and professional resource for the industry while advancing the growth of Country Music around the world.
CMA brings Country Music to the world through its signature events, CMA Music Festival and the companion CMA Music Festival television special airing on the ABC Television Network; the CMA Awards, which is known as Country Music’s Biggest night™ also airing on ABC; and CMA’s latest ABC-TV property, “CMA Country Christmas,” with Country artists performing holiday music.