The Ben E. King Stand By Me Foundation

The purpose of the Ben E. King Stand By Me Foundation is to assist various civic organizations in their missions to improve the quality of life of the people they serve and to assist young people who have accepted responsibility for their emotional, social and educational growth and development. 

The ASCAP Foundation is dedicated to nurturing the music talent of tomorrow, preserving the legacy of the past and sustaining the creative incentive for today's creators through a variety of educational, professional, and humanitarian programs and activities, which serve the entire music community.

The Don't Laugh At Me Project is working to transform schools, camps and other youth organizations into more compassionate, safe and respectful environments. Founded by Peter Yarrow of the folk group Peter, Paul & Mary, the project disseminates educational resources that are designed to establish a climate that reduces the emotional and physical cruelty some children inflict upon each other by behaviors such as ridicule, bullying and - in extreme cases - violence.

The American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmfAR) is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of HIV/AIDS research, AIDS prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy.

MAP makes it possible for members of the music industry to receive treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, regardless of their financial condition and gives those men and women a opportunities for recovery.

MHOF was inspired by the acclaimed motion picture Mr. Holland's Opus, the story of the profound effect a motivated and dedicated music teacher had on his students. The Foundation promotes instrumental music education nationwide by partnering with businesses, schools and communities to provide new and refurbished musical instruments to qualified schools and individual students.