Where music grows.

Our mission

The ASCAP Foundation is dedicated to nurturing the music talent of tomorrow, preserving the legacy of the past and sustaining the creative incentive for today's creators through a variety of educational, professional, and humanitarian programs and activities which serve the entire music community.

The ASCAP Foundation mission

Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards: Accepting Submissions Through December 15

These annual awards, supported by The Herb Alpert Foundation, honor exceptionally talented jazz composers under the age of 30. Submit an original jazz composition for your chance to share in a cash prize and be recognized among the next generation of jazz composing greats.

Multi-Platinum Recording Artist and Activist Natalie Merchant to Receive The ASCAP Foundation Champion Award at 2019 ASCAP Foundation Honors, December 11 in NYC

Composer-conductor Francisco Núñez to accept The ASCAP Foundation Life in Music Award

THE ASCAP FOUNDATION HAS MOVED! Please update your records with our new address:

The ASCAP Foundation
250 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10107

All phone numbers and email addresses remain the same.

In the spring of 2019 Tita Cahn & Paul Williams hosted a benefit for The ASCAP Foundation at the home of Tita Cahn. The fundraiser featured a special performance by Oscar, Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Thank you to everyone who made this event such a success!

The ASCAP Foundation “Songwriters: The Next Generation” Showcases ASCAP Artists at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The ASCAP Foundation programs

We benefit the entire music community with an ever-expanding series of awards, scholarships, career development workshops and humanitarian programs.

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Make a gift to The ASCAP Foundation today.