GRAMMY Foundation

Mission

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1988 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with The Recording Academy to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage.

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 Oct. 22 is the deadline to apply for GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session, GRAMMY Signature Schools and early decision for GRAMMY Camp.

 Converse and Journeys partner to support the GRAMMY Foundation with a back-to-school campaign.

The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Foundation — the affiliated charities of The Recording Academy — announced that their respective Boards have elected new officers and members.

 In March 2014, the GRAMMY Foundation recognized Diamond Bar High School in Diamond Bar, Calif. with the National GRAMMY Signature School award. Created in 1998, the GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes the top U.S. public high schools that make an outstanding commitment to music education during an academic school year. As this year’s winner, Diamond Bar received a grant of $6,000 for their music education program. Steve Acciani, a 25-year veteran in the school district and the current director of instrumental music, used this grant to help leverage an additional $100,000 for the school. We spoke with Steve to learn more about how he made this all possible:

As part of its ongoing partnership with The Recording Academy, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry has selected six students from its Music Funds in China, the UK and Japan to attend the GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY Camp in Los Angeles taking place July 12–21.

The GRAMMY Foundation announced today that 167 talented high school students from 125 U.S. cities and 31 U.S. states have been selected as participants in the 10th annual GRAMMY Camp program.

A total of 222 music teachers from 208 cities across 41 states have been announced as quarterfinalists for the second annual Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. In total, more than 7,000 nominations were submitted from across 50 states.