"The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still in-imagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with The Recording Academy to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. Many of the Grammy nominees have participated actively in campaign projects to support this campaign, among others: Justin Bieber, Jay Z, … The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community."