Established in 2001 by the Hooker family, the John Lee Hooker Foundation is an IRS-recognized non-profit organization.

The John Lee Hooker Foundation mission is to: Provide funding and support for music, art and education programs for underprivileged, underrepresented and at-risk youth in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond by continually raising and maintaining funding year-round for distribution to non-profit organizations in need.

The foundation intends to preserve John Lee Hooker´┐Żs generous and compassionate spirit and ensure that young people from all walks of life have access to cultural, musical and artistic exposure.