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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.

KUSC Kids Discovery Day

Building Community

The Foundation has always sought out programs that were creatively conceived and run, and by narrowing our focus to the Los Angeles area, with few exceptions, we have been able to cultivate a sense of community among our grantees.



We rely on our philanthropic and nonprofit partners in the field to do our work well and are committed to maintaining that spirit of collaboration in all aspects of our work.

California Dance Institute

Creating Connections

Beyond providing grants, we aim to foster connections among our portfolio of grantees by convening select groups, depending on need, to discuss issues they are facing and help find solutions together.

About Our Founders

Herb Alpert began his lifelong passion for music the first time he picked up a trumpet during an elementary school music class. The many ways in which music subsequently impacted his life led Mr. Alpert, along with his wife Lani Hall, to focus a great deal of his philanthropic support on the arts and arts education. Feeling that he had been “blessed beyond his dreams”, the establishment of the Herb Alpert Foundation in the late 1980s provided the formal means to give back and serve others.

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Alpert | Photo: Dewey Nicks

Herb Alpert


Lani Hall Alpert


Our Leadership