As we wrap up another year, we take this moment to review the essential work that helps elevate the lives of children in our world.

The Milagro Foundation continues to support many local Bay Area organizations, especially ones that work so hard to elevate the lives of under-resourced children in our own northern California community of Marin County.

These organizations would not exist without their passionate leaders, who tirelessly serve children and their families with so much passion and commitment.

In 2023, Carlos Santana's Milagro Foundation granted $360,000 to non-profits working with children in the areas of health, education and the arts. Funding comes from Santana concerts, Santana brand partners and generous private and public donors.

Milagro also supported our long time grantee again this year, Hand in Hand. This Milagro grantee supports bilingual/bicultural schools across Israel for Jewish and Arab Israeli children and their families. (pictured above)

A few other Milagro 2023 grantees are featured here in our newsletter. You can learn more about our partners by clicking on the images.

Since its founding in 1998, Carlos Santana's Milagro Foundation has supported low income, under-resourced children in 37 states and 20 countries by granting nearly
9.5 million dollars to agencies working with children and youth. 

On behalf of Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana and the Milagro Foundation we wish everyone a peaceful holiday season and a bright new year.
Marin City, CA

Conscious Kitchen address food equity, education, and access by shifting the paradigm around school food service, while cultivating a local, ecological food system.

In partnership with Chez Panisse' Alice Waters of the Edible Schoolyard, Conscious Kitchen partners with local chefs, government food services and low income schools.

Milagro has a keen interest in food equity and has supported the growth of Conscious Kitchen
since 2014.

Three Square's mission is to to provide wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursuing a hunger-free community. Working with a service network of community partners in the Las Vegas community and beyond, Three Square reaches struggling individuals and families at risk of hunger.

Milagro has been supporting Three Square in Las Vegas since 2009.

The Santana Band has a Las Vegas residency at the House of Blues and
Las Vegas is an important community for Milagro grant funding.

Project Avary helps children heal from the impacts of having a parent in prison, by surrounding youth with a long-term, supportive community of peer and adult mentors.

The comprehesive Project Avary program empowers these youth with leadership development skills so they can break free from generational cycles of trauma and incarceration.

Milagro first supported Project Avary in its infancy in 2001.
Bay Area, California

Carlos Santana’s Milagro Foundation created the Santana Scholars program in 2019 to support students who are the first in their families to attend college. Partnering with 10,000 Degrees, Milagro now financially helps to support 11 Santana Scholar students through their 4 years of college. Scholarship money is leveraged toward other grants and scholarships.

Three of our Santana Scholars recently stopped by our office to meet us and pick up their Santana Scholar hoodies. Pictured above are:
-Lair, a sophomore at USC majoring in environmental engineering;
-Wambua, a sophomore at Stanford majoring in biology (and a member of the Stanford Marching Band!) and
-Jessie, a freshman at SF State with a major in biology/physiology.

Milagro is proud to be supporting these incredible student scholars!
Shelley Brown
Ruthie Moutafian