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“The only gold that’s so worth stashing…Compassion 
Get it on, get it on” ~Prince

PplSml  Bobby Z supports the American Heart Association by participating in numerous musical charity benefits and walking events.  Read more about what Bobby Z is up to at his website My Purple Heart.

johnb  Prince’s drummer of 15 years, John Blackwell, is recovering from brain surgery that required tumors be removed. By donating much needed funds at his gofundme site you can help John defray medical and living expenses while he recovers.

ChakaSml The Chaka Khan Foundation gives children who are at risk, either through poverty or through health issues like autism, the ability to achieve their dreams and give back to the community through education, inspiration and empowerment.

chime Co-founded by Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Salma Hayak Pinault, Chime For Change is a global campaign to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world.  Because none of us can move forward if half of us are held back. This site links your community to hundreds of projects promoting Education, Health and Justice for girls and women worldwide.

ElevateSml Sheila E’s foundation, Elevate Hope, is dedicated to providing abused and abandoned children an alternative method of therapy through music and the arts, and funding special services and programs that assist the needs of these children.

MayteSml Mayte Garcia’s charity, Mayte Dog Rescue, helps find foster and forever homes for neglected dogs and cats in need of healing, rehabilitation and training.  Her site provides updates on Urgent need, Foster and Adopt, and Happy Tails featuring newly adopted pets and their owners.

BootsySml  The Bootsy Collins Foundation’s mantra is “Say it Loud, An Instrument 4 Every Child.” BCF creates opportunities for children and teens to play whatever instrument they choose to play… from piano, oboe, banjo, guitar to turntables, while it provides reliable and respectable platforms to demonstrate and develop children’s creative energies.

HVASml  The Roots’ drummer, Questlove, supports Harlem Village Academies, where the goal is for  “students to become intellectually sophisticated, wholesome in character, avid readers, fiercely independent thinkers and compassionate individuals who make a meaningful contribution to society.

PerfectSml Manuela Testolini’s foundation, In A Perfect World builds schools for children living in impoverished countries. As of June 2016, IAPW Founder, Manuela Testolini announced that a school would be built in Malawi, in honor of her late former husband, Prince.

KeepSml Alicia Keys’ foundation, Keep A Child Alive assists HIV positive children and adults impacted by physical, social and economic obstacles.

CompSml HabSml  Kendrick Lamar has donated to Compton School District sports and after-school programs as well as  Habitat For Humanity.