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 has selected 32 talented high school students from across the United States have been selected for the 2016 GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session representing 29 cities and 15 states. The students will travel to Los Angeles or a weeklong musical adventure. Two former GRAMMY Camp students will be joining as members of the GRAMMY in the Schools Media Team to document the GRAMMY Week experience for the GRAMMY Foundation's social media platforms.

The GRAMMY Foundation has selected 119 schools nationwide as GRAMMY Signature Schools semifinalists for 2016. Created in 1998, the GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes top U.S. public high schools that are making an outstanding commitment to music education during an academic school year.

Singer/songwriter Tori Kelly joined GRAMMY Foundation Vice President Scott Goldman, and Senior Membership & Project Manager, Memphis Chapter of The Recording Academy Reid Wick at Eleanor McMain Secondary School as part of the GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award program.

The GRAMMY Foundation has launched its 18th Annual Entertainment Law InitiativeWriting Competition, co-sponsored by the ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries. The ELI Writing Competition invites law students to write a 3,000-word paper on a compelling legal topic facing the music industry today.

A total of 25 music teachers from 25 cities across 15 states have been announced as semifinalists for the Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. In total, more than 4,500 initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states.

The GRAMMY Foundation — one of the two affiliated charities of The Recording Academy — reelected Chair Tim Bucher, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and CEO of Lyve Minds Inc.; Vice Chair Geoff Cottrill, chief marketing officer of Converse; Secretary/Treasurer Rachna Bhasin, senior vice president of corporate strategy and business development at SiriusXM; and Chair Emeritus Rusty Rueff, venture startup investor and advisor.

 GRAMMY-winning pop/rock group Los Lonely Boys (Henry Garza, Jojo Garza and Ringo Garza) presented a check worth $10,500 to support three years of a full GRAMMY Camp scholarship for qualified Texas-based applicants.

The Skirball Cultural Center and the GRAMMY Foundation announce GRAMMY-winning legend Gregg Allman, renowned founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, in conversation with GRAMMY-nominated country star Eric Church on Thursday, September 24, 2015, at 8:00 p.m.