At the milestone of its 15th anniversary, The Latin Recording Academy, dedicated to improving the quality of life and the cultural condition for Latin music and its makers both inside and outside the United States, established a charitable foundation called the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation (LGCF). Respected leaders of The Latin Recording Academy have stepped forward to oversee and initially fund and guide the Foundation’s creation. Of note has been the return of The Latin Recording Academy’s first independent Chairman, Manolo Diaz, who has been appointed Foundation’s Vice President with executive responsibilities. Also important to note is The Latin Recording Academy’s commitment to subsidize the LGCF basic administration needs during its initial years.
The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation, through scholarships, fellowships, grants and education programs, furthers international awareness and appreciation of the significant contributions of Latin music and its makers to the world's culture.
|1. The Foundation’s primary charitable focus will be providing scholarships to gifted music students interested in Latin music genres, with financial limitations, preferably between 17 and 24 years of age and from around the globe, to perfect the knowledge and interpretation of Latin music.
2. The secondary focus is to provide fellowships and grants to individuals, scholars, organizations, and institutions worldwide for the research and preservation of Latin music genres.
3. The Foundation’s third focus is to produce Latin music education programs, tributes, activities, and events, including the Latin GRAMMY in the Schools program, implemented by LARAS since the year 2000.
Core Values And Guiding Principles
The LGCF will honor, abide by, and continually strive to be internationally known in all its offerings for these core values and guiding principles.
Foundation Operating Territory
The Foundation’s philanthropic program and activities focus on the following 24 countries: