World Beat Festival

Keep the Beat Going Strong

Because the World Beat Festival runs on community support and volunteer power, we welcome individuals, foundations and corporations who have an affinity with our vision and mission.

Our Vision: That Salem be recognized as a peaceful community, committed to cultural exchange and enrichment.

Our Mission: To collaborate with public and private organizations to promote harmony and understanding through innovative, educational cultural programs and activities.

The three main areas you can help keep the Beat going strong are: by volunteering; by helping with sponsorship; and by making a private individual donation. Volunteer info is here on the website. If you belong to a corporation or public institution that might be interested in sponsorship, please send an email info@worldbeatfestival.org or call us at (503) 581-2004. You'll be joining more than 70 other sponsors making financial and in-kind contributions. The benefits of sponsorship are substantial, and we can send you a packet with all the details.

The third opportunity to contribute is, of course, through making a private tax-deductible donation of any amount to the Salem Multicultural Institute, the 100% volunteer-based, nonprofit organization responsible for organizing and financing the World Beat Festival. Donate online using the button to the left, or download the form below and mail it to the office along with a check payable to SMI.

 Donation Form (PDF)


Even if you cannot volunteer or make a contribution at this time, we appreciate your interest and hope you will help by bringing friends and family to enjoy the celebration. Thank you for supporting the Salem World Beat!

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