2020 Grants Challenge

Build A Better World Foundation Concert

To Sponsor a Charitable Concert featuring Music Professionals, Youth Music Professionals and Community and Spiritual Leaders all to Unite to raise awareness and funds for other non~profits, as well as other urgent needs, etc.


In which areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?

County of Los Angeles

In what stage of innovation is this project?

Expand existing program

If you are submitting a collaborative proposal, please describe the specific role of partner organizations in the project.

We have partnered with some of the following organizations at our other events, such as:

The Wayfarer Foundation, The Mona Foundation, Earth Citizen Organization, Habitat for Humanity, The Goodwill of So. CA, IBREA (International Brain Education Association), ReGeneration Education, Full Circle Learning, Drive Hope, The Harmony Project, The Chorale Project, UnityWorks, Tahirih Justice Center, Children's Theatre Company and more!!

What is the need you’re responding to?

Together we can Build a Better World!

~Inspired by the Charmed Life of Russell & Gina Garcia~

We believe that youth can move the world! The aim of the Build a Better World Foundation is to support the empowerment of youth in this noble endeavor through music and the arts by sponsoring charity concerts and events, which include professional musicians, community leaders and spiritual leaders. Donations to the Build a Better World Foundation go directly to the production of musical events, which not only nurture talent and leadership skills in the participating youth, but raise funds and awareness for existing charitable organizations and projects in the areas of: education, natural health, social justice, sustainability, science and the arts. We currently have partnered with up to 25 other organizations through our events.

Why is this project important to the work of your organization?​

It is important to our work to Empower Youth in The Arts, create awareness about, support and collaborate with other organizations that are doing good in the world to unite in Building A Better World! A perfect platform to have music, invite spiritual and community leaders to speak about important topics in how we can create better communities and have funds go directly toward urgent community needs, as well as to other non~profits doing wonderful work.

Using the concert platform is perfect, as my grandfather, Russell Garcia, was one of the original greats in Music! A world renown composer/arranger/conductor in Hollywood, who performed numerous times at The Hollywood Bowl and who trained and or worked with all of the greatest musicians, composers.

We have had many successful concerts and have included the United Nations at our last concert in 2018 and plan to include them again.

Please describe the broader impact of your proposal.

The broader impact is to help with many organizations already working within the community to create impact! ie.....The Wayfarer Foundation helping with The homeless. This event will help to create awareness about organizations like this to enhance donations and therefore bring more help for projects currently attending to the needs of others, which in turn will help millions! The concert event will provide a platform for community and spiritual leaders to speak about the importance and need to unite and to work together to Build A Better World!

Please explain how you will define and measure success for your project.

We will define and measure success by the amount of well known musicians, organizations, community leaders, spiritual leaders and funds raised for and during this event that will help to supports many very important projects and needs in the community.

Our vision for success is that we will have the concert be from 3pm~10pm, live streamed across the globe, featuring many famous musicians, as well as young professionals, 20 charitable organizations, 5~7 community and spiritual leaders speaking, raising up to more than 3 million dollars to assist with important community needs, as well as benefitting the 20 charitable organizations.

Which of the CONNECT metrics will your submission impact?​

Social and emotional support

Public arts and cultural events

Government responsiveness to residents’ needs

Are there any other LA2050 goal categories that your proposal will impact?​

LA is the best place to CREATE

Which of LA2050’s resources will be of the most value to you?​

Access to the LA2050 community

Communications support

Strategy assistance and implementation