GRAMMY Foundation


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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The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares invite the public to support their work on #GivingTuesday, a campaign to create a national day of giving on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Nov. 29.

The deadline for the seventh annual GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Teens Make Music Contest has been extended through Dec. 9. Young musicians ages 14–18 can enter their original song or music video that celebrates life above the influence or brings attention to the real-life consequences of substance abuse to win tickets to the 59th GRAMMY Awards, among other prizes.

A total of 25 music teachers from 25 cities across 16 states have been announced as semifinalists for the Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation.

The GRAMMY Foundation will host Living Histories Live: An Evening With Iggy Pop And Don Was, an up-close-and-personal live experience for the public highlighting the musical contributions of Pop and Was for the GRAMMY Foundation's Living Histories archive.

Support the GRAMMY Foundation by bidding on items in a special fall GRAMMY Charity Online Auction, including music memorabilia, tickets and experiences. The auction runs from 4 p.m. PT on Sept. 16 through 4 p.m. PT on Sept. 26

From now through Sept. 7, for every pair of Converse sneakers sold at participating Journeys locations, Journeys and Converse will collectively donate a dollar to the GRAMMY Foundation to support music and arts education in schools across the country.

Bid now for your chance to attend George Strait's sold-out show in Las Vegas and get a signed hat.

Singer/songwriter Halsey has teamed up with the GRAMMY Foundation and Prizeo to give her fans the chance to win a movie night with her in Los Angeles.