Jesse von Doom

Advancing artist sustainability

So, what's the big idea?

Jesse von Doom and his non-profit organization CASH Music build free and open tools to help musicians promote and sell their work. The goal is to use open source to explore new models and allow musicians to find their own paths to sustainable careers on an open web.

He has a background in design and technology and has been working with music marketing and technology for over ten years. Jesse and his wife live in Portland, Oregon with their two daughters and a fat chihuahua.

Jesse von Doom's flash grant nominations

Twice a year we award a number of small grants to a collection of social change agents, no strings attached, in support of their work. We call these Flash Grants and recipients are selected based on nominations from our Fellows. Each award is worth $5,000.

Ari Ne'eman
Mike Tigas
Astra Taylor

Spend breakdown

At the heart of our co-investment fellowship model is the principle that Fellows continue to invest in their own ideas. The Foundation amplifies the Fellow’s investment by matching it at least tenfold, along with covering the cost of their time for the year.

The figures you see here do not reflect each Fellow’s fellowship year funding, but rather the funds unlocked within our financial year, as the fellowship years start either March or September and Fellows are not required to spend the available funds proportionately throughout the year.


Fellow contribution: $17,676.14
Our contribution: $295,323.86
Total funds: $313,000.00


Fellow contribution: $23,637.05
Our contribution: $344,132.95
Total funds: $367,770.00


Fellow contribution: $25,198.18
Our contribution: $350,681.82
Total funds: $375,880.00
Office space
Total funding to date: