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 19th annual Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon & Scholarship Presentation will take place on Feb. 10 during GRAMMY Week 2017, and will feature a keynote address by Marc Geiger, head of music/partner at William Morris Endeavor. Elliot Groffman, a partner at Carroll, Guido & Groffman LLP, will be the recipient of the 2017 ELI Service Award.

A total of 10 music teachers from 10 cities across seven states have been announced as finalists for the Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. 

The GRAMMY Foundation  announced that 32 talented high school students from across the United States have been selected for the 2017 GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session. Their selection launches them into the spotlight surrounding the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, and provides them with unparalleled opportunities to perform for some of music's biggest names.

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