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Singer, songwriter, Grammy winner, and extensivehumanitarian, his foundation helps sustain organizations aligned with his pillars of service:

Free The Slaves: Liberating slaves around the world, helping them rebuild their lives, and researching real world solutions to eradicate slavery forever.

True Colors Fund: Seeks to inspire and engage everyone, particularly the straight community, to become active participants in the advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality.

VH1 Save The Music Foundation: Developing long-term, sustainable instrumental music programs that provide children access to music, regardless of financial situation.

School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC): Inspiring young people to reach their full potential through quality training in the performing arts.

Free the Children: Helping driven and passionate youth at home engage in social issues contributing to the developing world.


Surfrider: Dedicated to protecting our world’s oceans, waves, and beaches.

NRDC: The Natural Resources Defense Council’s purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

Life Rolls On: Dedicated to improving the quality of life of young people affected by spinal cord injury and utilizing action sports as a platform to inspire infinite possibilities despite paralysis.

MusiCares®: Providing a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need.


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