Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Celebrities That Give Free Money #4: Ask Herb Alpert for Financial Assistance

According to Forbes Philanthropy Magazine the second most generous celebrity to help people is musician Herb Alpert. The musical genuis donated $9,104,829 to the Herb Alpert Foundation which supports compassion, well being and the Arts. The musician lags just behind actress Jami Gertz who donated $10,569,002 to the Ressler Gertz Family Foundation.

The Herb Alpert Foundation promotes a world where all the young people are given opportunities to allow them to reach their full potential and lead fulfilling lives. The foundation offers help to young people so that they can discover and develop their unique creative special talents. The Foundation also helps to prepare the young to live enriched diverse lives without prejudice, to nurture a capacity for empathy and compassion based on mutual respect.

The Herb Alpert Foundation offers funding for the following areas, Arts of Education, Jazz, Support to Professionals, Compassion and Well-being. You can find a full list of all the Grantees that the Herb Alpert Foundation has founded here.

Grants from the Herp Alpert Foundation are by invitation only, the foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals, the best way to ask the foundation for money is to write and inquire about all the 501(c)(3) that they fund and then contact them direct for help.

If you're an exceptional young person who needs help and direction in life then you can contact the Foundation for money, if you're a student in the arts of Education then there's a chance that you might get help towards a scholarship or might be pointed in the right direction, there is no guarantee that you'll get help however it's worth a try if you've got nowhere else to turn to. 

I have included the contact details for the Herb Alpert Foundation below, the best way to contact them is to write a hardship letter explaining your situation and then inquire about the 501(c)(3) that they fund which can help you.

Herb Alpert Family Foundation

1414 6th Street
Santa Monica
California 90401-2510

I have included a map below, if you're planning on asking the non profit organization for money then please leave a comment below, if you've already contacted the foundation please feel free to share your experiences to help others.

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