Joshua M. Freeman Foundation

Joshua M. Freeman Foundation (JMFF)

The Foundation

The Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit, was established in 2007 to honor the life and legacy of Josh Freeman, the former Chair of the Carl M. Freeman Companies. The Foundation impacts more than 130,000 individuals annually through two programs, the Arts Access Initiative and Freeman Arts. Many of the live arts performances are held at Freeman Arts Pavilion, located in Selbyville, DE. When not held at the venue, live performances occur at schools and community centers around Delmarva. 

Our Arts Access Initiative provides K-12 students, community partners and families throughout Delmarva access to year-round, high-quality, diverse arts experiences at no cost. Programming for the Arts Access Initiative includes live music, dance, comedy and many other forms of the arts through performances at Freeman Arts Pavilion throughout the summer months, as well as year-round arts opportunities with our partner locations throughout Delmarva.  

Freeman Arts Pavilion is our outdoor performance venue in Selbyville, DE which is home to many of the live performances for both the Arts Access Initiative and Freeman Arts. The venue holds nearly 4,000 guests per live performance, and an array of traditional concert-going experience amenities. Each summer, we welcome more than 100,000 guests through both programs at the venue. 

Learn more about Josh and the history of the foundation.

Our Logo

The “J-dot” image was the official signature of Joshua M. Freeman. This symbol was essentially his “seal of approval” and only things that met his standards for excellence received this mark. Moving forward, the Freeman family will use this symbol as a way of representing the standards, ideals and activities that Josh was committed to and cared deeply about.

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Support From Delaware Division Of The Arts

This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on

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Standards For Excellence

The Joshua M. Freeman Foundation is proudly accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute® as having met all the requirements of the Standards for Excellence®: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector.

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