Created in the spring of 1997 by Phil Lesh and friends, the Unbroken Chain Foundation is a nonprofit organization which seeks to perpetuate the long-standing tradition of community service that has been the hallmark of the remarkable three-decade relationship between the Grateful Dead and its audience.

The foundation's mission is to generate support for, and public awareness of, groups and individuals that bring hope and inspiration to communities where great need exists, and to create partnerships of people working together for a common good, especially in such areas as the arts, education and the environment.

The board members of Unbroken Chain Foundation are heartened by the response to our mission and benefit shows. UBC is YOU.

We are committed to looking for ways to promote music, togetherness and good deeds: creating new Links in the Chain. It is your energy, enthusiasm and interest that encourages us and helps direct our course.

We see our events as a way to keep the energy and good feelings radiating while continuing to help worthwhile organizations. Unbroken Chain can only continue on this road as long as it's fun, we have your support, and we can help others. Please, keep the feedback coming. Your comments and suggestions are most helpful in charting our course, and we respond to thoughtful, constructive comments and discussion as time permits.

Unbroken Chain Foundation


The Unbroken Chain Foundation is an all volunteer organization. Our goal is to make our fundraising auctions and events happen with minimal overhead costs, so that more of the money raised from the events goes to worthwhile nonprofit organizations.