The “Fundación Música para la Vida AC” (Music for Life Foundation AC) is a non-profit civil organization that promotes social transformation through music in the state of San Luis Potosí, Mexico. It promotes the community, cultural, educational and occupational development of children and adolescents.
We work to build a more equal society where children and adolescents have safe social insertion spaces while facing the context’s challenges and risks. Music is our driving force for transformation and community cohesion.
We started working at the beginning of 2013 and our activities formally began in October, 2013 with the project “Sistema Potosino de Agrupaciones Musicales Comunitarias Música para la Vida” (MUVI System). This project seeks to take up some basic principles of the musical movement led by maestro José Antonio Abreu in Venezuela, where he visualized music as a tool for social transformation. The Foundation operates the MUVI System, being this its main social-community project. This program works hand in hand with the National System of Community Music Groups coordinated by Musical Promotion.
Through the National Department of Culture, from Musical Promotion, we have a mixed funding scheme with a Special Fund that is located in the Special Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA for its initials in Spanish). This financial scheme allows both governmental and the private initiative donations.
We are audited by Deloitte and all of the financing that we receive is verified by this recognized firm, in addition to being monitored by a Joint Council that guarantees transparency in the use of resources. This Joint Council is made up of six members of the private initiative and 6 members of governmental institutions.