Herb Alpert Foundation

The Herb Alpert Foundation envisions a world where all young people are blessed with opportunities that allow them to reach their potential and lead productive and fulfilling lives.

Over the past few years we have focused on core areas: The Arts - a broad category that includes arts education, a focus on jazz, and support to professionals. This also includes programs that seek to use the arts to help meet the needs of underserved and at-risk youth and to help build competencies that will enable them to become successful adults. The other core area is Compassion and Well-Being, which celebrates the positive aspects of human psychology and seeks to bring more compassion and compassionate behavior to our society.

Based on our shared vision of the power of the arts to transform, The Herb Alpert Foundation selected CalArts to collaborate and administer the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts.

Please note that we do not accept unsolicited proposals for review. Grants are by invitation only.