Milagro Foundation

milagro foundation

The Milagro Foundation was established by Carlos Santana and his family in 1998 to help vulnerable children around the world. The foundation makes grants to organizations that work with children in the areas of education, health and the arts. Milagro means “miracle” and refers to the image of children as divine miracles of light and hope for the future.

The foundation´s work is supported by funds generated by concert ticket donations, Santana licensed products, philanthropic partners and individual donors. Using these funds Milagro supports children and youth in the San Francisco Bay area, across the United States and in countries around the world. The Milagro Foundation is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children.

The Milagro Foundation is an official recommended beneficiary cause for World Concert Day on 26 April. World Concert Day participants are encouraged to promote and raises funds for the foundation to support its work. Artists, fans, producers and everyone involved with that event who are considering Milagro as their cause should visit and make use of the promotional material, resources and detailed information at The Milagro Foundation website.

Guitar legend Carlos Santana played an interesting role in the formation of Music Aid. The story starts in Brazil during the week long Rock in Rio 2 event in Rio de Janeiro where the Music Aid founder, Alan Hardman, and Carlos Santana discovered that they were both interested in starting music organizations. They shared ideas and plans during that week while backstage at the Maracanã Stadium or at the Copacabana Palace Hotel. Returning to their own countries, Carlos formed the Milagro Foundation in California and Alan launched Music Aid in London. Both were formed and launched in 1998 – read more on the About Page on this website.