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 and Music Aid International is a big fan of their work.
The Milagro Foundation was an official recommended beneficiary cause for World Concert Day between 2020 and 2023 and World Concert Day participants were encouraged to promote and raises funds for the foundation to support its work. Artists, fans, producers and everyone involved in benefit events are recommended to consider Milagro as their cause should visit and make use of the promotional material, resources and detailed information at The Milagro Foundation website.
CARLOS SANTANA AND MUSIC AID
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 Music Aid's founder and Carlos Santana discovered that they were both interested in starting music organizations. They shared ideas and plans during that week while chatting backstage at the Maracanã Stadium or at the Copacabana Palace Hotel. When the men returned to their own countries Carlos formed the Milagro Foundation in California and Music Aid launched in Central London. Both were formed and launched at the same time, in 1998 – and both celebrate their 25th Anniversary in 2023. Read more on the About Page on this website