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The Les Paul Foundation
236 West 30th Street 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001


Mission & Vision

The mission of the Les Paul Foundation is to inspire innovative and creative thinking by sharing the legacy of Les Paul through supporting music education, engineering and innovation as well as medical research. The Les Paul Foundation is an approved IRC 501(c) 3 organization.

The Les Paul Foundation

    • Awards grants to music, music engineering and sound programs that serve youth.
    • Establishes music-related scholarships at schools and programs for students.
    • Provides grants for medical research and programs related to hearing impairment.
    • Supports public exhibits displaying Les Paul’s life achievements.





about les22Les’ mother encouraged him at a young age to follow his instincts regardless of how unusual or different he approached challenges. 

Determined to perpetuate support to the areas most important to him and on which he spent his life’s focus, Les created  his foundation.

Through his foundation, Les continues to encourage music education and innovations in engineering and medical research, especially as it applies to hearing loss.