The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® opens applications for the 2020 Research and Preservation Grant program

September 13, 2019 -- 7:00 am PDT

Deadline to apply is Nov. 20, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET.

MIAMI (Sept. 13, 2019)—The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today that applications are officially open for its 2020 Research and Preservation Grants program. This program provides grants to music institutions, musicologists, researchers, nonprofit organizations, and individuals around the world who are enhancing and preserving Latin music heritage.

Grants offered by the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation fall into one of two categories:

  • Research Grants, which fund projects focused on historical research, folklore, and anthropology of Latin music genres.
  • Preservation Grants, which support projects aiming to archive and preserve the heritage of Latin music.

Applications from qualified candidates for the above will be reviewed by a committee of experts from Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, and the United States. Four applicants will each be bestowed a grant that has a maximum value of $5,000. 

"We look forward to receiving many applications for the 2020 research and preservation grants." said Manolo Díaz, Sr. Vice President, Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. "In our mission to preserve Latin music, we continue to support those who demonstrate a passion for our music and have an interest in leaving a mark for future generations."

In addition to these grants, the Latin GRAMMY Foundation’s commitment to promoting international awareness and appreciation for Latin music includes awarding several scholarships throughout the year. Since its establishment five years ago, the Latin GRAMMY Foundation has donated a remarkable $5 million USD toward scholarships, grants, musical instrument donations, and educational events in the United States and Ibero-America. 



The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation was established by The Latin Recording Academy® to promote international awareness and appreciation of the significant contributions of Latin music and its makers to the world's culture, and to protect its rich musical legacy and heritage. The Foundation's primary charitable focus is to provide scholarships to students interested in Latin music with financial needs, as well as grants to scholars and organizations worldwide for research and preservation of diverse Latin music genres. Take action in supporting our mission by donating today via our Facebook page. For additional information, please visit us at For the latest news and exclusive content, follow us at @latingrammyfdn on Twitter and Instagram, and Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation on Facebook.



The Lippin Group on behalf of The Latin Recording Academy:

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The Latin Recording Academy:

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