Support PSDF

Pacific Swing Dance Foundation is a non-profit corporation founded in 2018. You can support PSDF through one of our campaigns, or you can contribute to our general operations fund.

  1. PSDF Scholarship Fund

    Pacific Swing Dance Foundation is committed to creating opportunities for a diverse array of dancers to attend dance events on the Pacific coast. For many dancers around the United States and world—especially younger dancers—traveling to the Pacific coast to dance is financially unattainable. But with contributions from dancers with the financial resources, we’ve awarded over 120 full- and partial- scholarships since 2019. We currently administer scholarship programs for California Balboa Classic and Camp Hollywood. Money contributed to this fund goes toward helping pay admission, travel, lodging, and other expenses for well-qualified applicants. Our goal is to provide scholarships for 90 dancers in 2021–22.
    $8,810.00 donated
  2. Pacific Swing Dance Archive Living History Project

    The PSDF Archive not only collects and preserves swing dance artifacts from the past, we also collect historical material from current swing dance artists. Our most pressing project is to conduct interviews with remaining original dancers we can find and to interview second generation dancers. We’ve interviewed Roy Damron, Iggy Hignett, Dwight Lupardis, Tise Chao, and are now embarking on our most ambitious project: a complete oral history with Sylvia Sykes. Contributions will be used to fund our Living History project and the activities of the Archive.

    $10,065.00 donated
  3. PSDF Programs and Operations

    PSDF operates a variety of programs like California Balboa Classic, Balorado, Rhythm Relief, and our Scholarships Program and we rely on tax-deductible donations to make it all possible. Although we ask for support for specific programs and initiatives, we also need to fund the infrastructure and financial stability to make our programs possible.

    $6,656.69 donated
  4. Rhythm Relief Fundraiser

    Rhythm Relief Fund

    In May of 2020, Rhythm Relief was created by Nick Williams in cooperation with PSDF to provide financial support to members of the swing dance community affected by COVID-19. In May of 2021, we decided to make the Rhythm Relief Fund a permanent program of Pacific Swing Dance Foundation—it’s clear to us that our community needs ways to raise and distribute financial support when disaster strikes. When you contribute to Rhythm Relief, your money is used to make grants to members of the swing dance community when they need financial help and to maintain the capability to respond in special circumstances. A portion of the funds—between 10% and 30%—are also used to help PSDF pay for the administrative expenses of a non-profit business. Those expenses cover things like accounting and financial compliance, paying administrative staff, IT expenses, etc.

    $104,704.29 donated of $150,000.00 goal