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The Andy Vargas Foundation was created to inspire


educate youth with a passion for music through mentorship

Our Valued Partners

1st Annual El Sueno, The Dream, Benefit Concert Featuring Andy Vargas and Souleros

AVF would like to thank all who made our 1st Annual El Sueño…THE Dream Benefit concert a huge Success. We are thrilled to be able to offer annual college Scholarships each spring to students who apply and are approved for the Andy Vargas Foundation Dreamers Scholarships.

Sharing the Soul of Music though mentorship, performance and philanthropy.

We utilize mentors to provide a positive experience that will help instill perseverance into each student and bring appreciation for the arts. The Andy Vargas Foundation’s mission is to inspire, educate and mentor underserved youth who strive for a career in the music industry. The AVF achieves its mission by providing youth access to musical instruments and music education classes; music writing and publishing courses; and financial support to continue a higher education in the field of music and arts. One of the primary goals of the AVF is to collaborate with national and international industry brands; associations, local music programs and organizations, and top musicians and industry professionals to mentor and help develop cutting-edge music education programs for our students. The AVF offers free program opportunities to youth and young adults ages 8 years to 22 years with music programs and opportunities that may one day lead to a career in the music industry.

Benefits Of Music Programs in Schools

Children who study music tend to have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in music lessons.

Schools that have music programs have an attendance rate of 93.3% compared to 84.9% in schools without music programs.

Students in high-quality school music education programs score higher on standardized tests compared to students in schools with deficient music education programs.

Please help us to be a part of the solution! #BeTheChange

Your tax-deductible donation helps support our current programs and scholarships. The AVF is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Both monetary and in-kind donations and services are welcome. For a list of current foundation needs, please click here.

Please click on the Donate button below or you can mail your donation to:

Andy Vargas Foundation
1582 Deere Ave. Unit B
California 92906 USA