HART Fund

Providing help to blues musicians and their families in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns.

The Blues Foundation established the HART Fund (Handy Artists Relief Trust) for Blues musicians and their families in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns. The Fund provides for acute, chronic and preventive medical and dental care as well as funeral and burial expenses.

The Utah Blues Society’s version of the HART fund not only includes health concerns, but also personal losses to musicians and their families. An example of this was a grant we gave to a musician who lost his family’s home to a fire. The UBS conducted a benefit and raised separate donations to help this individual’s family get through this difficult time. We will also collaborate with the Blues Foundation on national initiatives. One example is the "February is HART month” campaign where we compete against other blues societies to raise funds for the national HART fund.

Please contact the UBS if you have any questions.