What Does the Frankie Manning Foundation Do?

The Frankie Manning Foundation carries on the work and the spirit of Frankie Manning in spreading the culture and joy of the Lindy hop throughout the world.

Programs include Ambassador scholarships, youth initiatives, archiving, and more, with special emphasis on:

  • the underrepresented African-American community
  • children and young people
  • new geographic locales around the globe

The Foundation’s mission and vision are achieved in a variety of ways including but not limited to:

  • Enabling youths and adults to attend important lindy hop events
  • Facilitating learning experiences for both the dance and its history
  • Encouraging networking/helping new communities build supportive networks
  • Working towards making Frankie’s memorabilia available to support research
  • Supporting and publicizing effective media representations

To make a donation, click here.