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Support World Fusion Music!

Ancient Future is a Listener Sponsored Band

Your financial support can help the virtuoso world fusion music movement flower. Teed Rockwell's excellent India Currents article explains why support is so crucial for this movement.

You can support Ancient Future by purchasing items from our online world music catalog and by making a tax deductible contribution through our fiscal sponsor.

Make a Tax Deductible Donation to Ancient Future Through InterMusic SF

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Ancient Future was accepted for fiscal sponsorship with InterMusic SF (formerly San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music) in early 2018. InterMusic SF is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization, and now donations made through them on behalf of Ancient Future are 100% tax deductible to the full extent of the law!

Make a Tax Deductible Donation to Ancient Future Through InterMusic SF!

Support The Archive of Future Ancient Recordings

Project Financial Goal: $25,000
Raised to Date: $4715
Donor Thank You's

During Ancient Future's 30th anniversary year, a new Ancient Future band project was conceived: The Archive of Future Ancient Recordings (A.F.A.R.).

To finance The Archive of Future Ancient Recordings, Ancient-Future.Com Records provides financial supporters access to select files from Ancient Future's archives of studio outtakes, live concerts and radio performances along with new recordings as they are created. The full archive of recordings is available during the project exclusively to supporters, and when the archive is sufficiently stocked, a portion of the recordings will be selected for commercial release. There are already quite a few recordings in the archives available for supporters to download now, with more to come as money is raised for further production.

As the recording progresses, a few digital singles will be released at major download sites to raise awareness of the project. The final selection of recordings from the archive will be released on Ancient-Future.Com Records.

There are four supporter packages available:

Recording Newsletter Package: $15. Add to Cart. Support Now. Supporters at this level receive the A.F.A.R. Email Newsletter which provides a window on the creative process, good quality 128 kbps digital downloads legacy recordings chosen from the Ancient Future archives of live concerts, radio performances, and unreleased performances, good quality 128 kbps digital downloads of music to be recorded especially for the A.F.A.R. project, and a 30% discount on advance copies of the final commercial release. Until the Download Supporter Package is sold out, you can upgrade from this package at any time for an additional $15 donation (Upgrade Now). Be a virtual fly-on-the-wall during the recording process!

Download Supporter Package: $25. Add to Cart. Support Now. Supporters at this level receive everything included in the Recording Newsletter Package plus high quality 320 kbps downloads of legacy recordings chosen from the Ancient Future archives of live concerts, radio performances, and unreleased performances, high quality 320 kbps digital downloads of music to be recorded especially for the A.F.A.R. project forming an exclusive preview audio recording with digital liner notes (selections from which will form a final public edition), and the chance to submit feedback to questions posed in the recording newsletter. Until the Limited Edition CD Sponsor Package is sold out, you can upgrade from this package at any time for an additional $25 donation (Upgrade Now). Limited to 300 packages.

Limited Edition CD Sponsor Package: $50. Add to Cart. Support Now. Supporters at this level receive everything included in the Download Supporter Package plus CD quality downloads, and when the project is complete, an exclusive limited edition CD-R of the same recording with printed liner notes signed by Ancient Future leader Matthew Montfort (shipping and handling charges apply). Until the Honorary A & R Representative Package is sold out, you can upgrade from this package at any time for an additional $25 donation (Upgrade Now). Limited to 200 packages.

Honorary A & R Representative Package: $75. Add to Cart. Support Now. Supporters at this level receive everything included in the Limited Edition CD Sponsor Package plus 24 bit hi-res audio downloads, and when the project is complete, a DVD-R including video and 24 bit audio files for hi-rez playback on computers (shipping and handling charges apply). This is the perfect package for audiophiles and home studio enthusiasts. Limited to 100 packages.

Tax Deductible Contribution: $?. Donate Through InterMusic SF. Due to Ancient Future's new fiscal sponsorship through InterMusicSF, you can also make a tax deductible contribution of any amount to support the archive!

Support Ancient Future Performances

Local Project Financial Goal: $5000
Raised to Date: $0

Touring Project Financial Goal: $5000
Raised to Date: $0

Like the symphony, Ancient Future's world music rehearsals and performances cannot be supported by ticket sales alone. Yet arts funding has been cut drastically, especially in the USA and in California, and the advancement and indeed survival of the art of music is at stake.

You can help support Ancient Future's local San Francisco Bay Area concert season, or with a big enough donation, provide seed money to get Ancient Future to perform in your local area. The modest goal is to raise funds for two high profile local concerts in the 2018-2019 season 40th anniversary season. Future plans include raising money to support travel expenses tours outside the San Francisco Bay Area.

Local Supporter. Donate Through InterMusic SF. Support local Northern California concerts with a tax deductible donation in the amount of your choice through Ancient Future's fiscal sponsorship with InterMusic SF, a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.

Tour Supporter. Donate Through InterMusic SF. Support a concert tour with a tax deductible donation in the amount of your choice through Ancient Future's fiscal sponsorship with InterMusic SF, a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.

If you don't expect to benefit by itemizing deductions under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, you can choose to make a direct contribution to Ancient Future (not tax deductible). Here are some suggested donation amounts and corresponding premiums:

  1. $50- Supporter. Premium: VIP ticket to the San Francisco Bay Area home season concert of your choice.
  2. $95- Sponsor. Premium: A pair of VIP tickets to the San Francisco Bay Area home season concert of your choice.
  3. $140- Patron. Premium: Three VIP tickets to the San Francisco Bay Area home season concert of your choice.
  4. $175- Season Supporter. Premium: A pair of VIP tickets to the first San Francisco Bay Area home season of Ancient Future.
  5. $260- Season Sponsor. Premium: Three VIP season tickets to the first San Francisco Bay Area home season of Ancient Future.
  6. $340- Season Patron. Premium: Four VIP season tickets to the first San Francisco Bay Area home season of Ancient Future, special thanks in the program, and a signed CD on the Ancient-Future.Com label.
  7. $500- Patron of the Arts. Premium: Six VIP season tickets to the first San Francisco Bay Area home season of Ancient Future, special thanks in the program, and two signed CDs on the Ancient-Future.Com label

Support Ancient-Future.Com General Operations with a Sponsored Link

Financial Goal: $2000
Raised to Date: $600
Sponsor Thank You's

Ancient-Future.Com does not accept traditional advertising. However, like PBS, Ancient-Future.Com will accept a limited number of sponsors.

Text sponsors pledging $100 monthly will be thanked in the Ancient Future email newsletter, in print on Ancient Future concert programs, and with a text link on Ancient Future's home page. Text Link: $300 for 3 months. Become a Text Link Sponsor Now.

Logo sponsors pledging $150 monthly will thanked in all the same ways as text sponsors and their logo will be included in each of the formats. Logo Link: $450 for 3 months. Become a Logo Link Sponsor Now.

Currently a maximum of 4 sponsors will be accepted at a time on Ancient Future's home page. Ancient-Future.Com receives a very large amount of traffic for a band site, usually ranking in the top two million sites in all categories worldwide, and often in the top million. Sponsoring a link can be a good business decision as well as something that will help the arts, music, and humanity. Ancient-Future.Com reserves the right to reject sponsorship links based on moral considerations such as business ethics, social impact, and environmental responsibility.

Matthew Montfort's Wrist Injury Recovery

Raised: $2990
Donor Thank You's

Ancient Future leader Matthew Montfort developed wrist tendonitis in October 2011 and had to cancel most of his performance schedule for almost a year and severely cut back on his business work, which resulted in the loss of many months of income. Your donations helped him with living expenses and medical bills and were greatly appreciated.

Direct Contribution (Not Tax Deductible)

Not part of the top 10% of U.S. taxpayers expected to benefit by itemizing deductions under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act but still want to contribute? InterMusic SF is itself a worthwhile cause and does take a small percentage to help with their operations helping musical ensembles in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Ancient Future. But if you want all of your contribution to go to world fusion music and don't expect to itemize deductions, you can contribute directly to Ancient Future using the methods below:

  1. Contribute online. Your entire contribution less credit card expenses goes to Ancient Future, but is not tax deductible. Contribute Now.
  2. Write a check for any amount (not tax deductible) payable to "Ancient Future " and send to:

Ancient Future
PO Box 264
Kentfield, CA 94914-0264