Metallica To Donate $1,000,000 To American Community Colleges Via New Charity Initiative


Metallica‘s charity work via their All Within My Hands Foundation continues in a new direction with the band having announced their plans to donate $1 million in grant money to select community colleges. The band’s charity have partnered with the American Association Of Community Colleges for this ‘Metallica Scholars Initiative’ and will be $100,000 donating to ten colleges found in or around the various stops the band played on the U.S. dates of their ongoing ‘Worldwired Tour‘.

Dr. Edward Frank, executive director of the ‘All Within My Hands Foundation‘ commented:

“The All Within My Hands Foundation and Metallica are proud to announce this major new initiative. While the Foundation continues our support for the fight against hunger and emergency community aid, we are now expanding our mission to include support for career and technical education. The goal of our Metallica Scholars Initiative is to improve career opportunities for community college students in the trades.

Equally, we hope to raise the awareness of the tremendous importance, value and impact of the education provided by our nation’s community college system. The Foundation and the band are thrilled by the quality of proposals we received from these colleges, and are excited to do our part to help educate students so that they have the skills and training necessary to find meaningful and well-paying jobs in their communities.”

The ten community colleges that have been selected include:

  • Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, Oregon
  • College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois
  • Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Gateway Technical College, Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Lone Star College, The Woodlands, Texas
  • North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  • Spokane Community College, Spokane, Washington
  • Wichita State University Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology, Wichita, Kansas

The past year or so has seen the All Within My Hands Foundation donate tens of thousands of dollars to food banks found in and around the various cities they have played shows in over the past year or so. They also recently made a $50,000 donation to benefit victims of the California wildfires.

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