Incubus donates a portion of the proceeds generated from touring, record royalties, online auctions of concert tickets and memorabilia, to The Make Yourself Foundation each year.
MYF has raised and disbursed over $1.3 million since inception in 2004.
“Over the past few years, we have been so fortunate to watch the Make Yourself Foundation grow from it’s humble beginnings to a full fledged source of assistance and influence in the world. Through all of our combined efforts, MYF was able to reach it’s first long term goal of One Million dollars late last year. Dozens of important causes were held up with your hands, Incubus’ largest tour to date was able to almost completely erase it’s carbon footprint, and not the least of the accomplishments, together we were reminded that ‘many’ is more powerful than ‘few’…”
-Brandon Boyd, Singer
Incubus found that soon after 2004 there was an immediate need for the funds raised through MYF. Within weeks of the tragic 2004 Tsunami in Asia Incubus donated $100,000 to Red Cross to benefit victims. That was followed up with donations to over 30 organizations.
The band signed as a partner for the Stop Global Warming campaign at stopglobalwarming.org and Incubus remains in the TOP 10 of all ‘virtual marchers.’ In addition, the band made their entire 2007 world tour “carbon-neutral” friendly and neutralized the carbon waste from the buses, trucks and flights used on tour. Through MYF, they contributed funds to Carbon Neutral to plant news trees (thereby offsetting the carbon) and researched new fuel alternatives.
Incubus has donated funds to over 50 organizations in 9 years and recently gave a round of grants totaling $100,000 to:
Carbon War Room
David Lynch Foundation
Easter Seals Blake Foundation
Foundation for Blind Children
Heal The Bay
Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
Power The World
Zeno Mountain Farm