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  1. Who supports the Foundation?

    The Foundation is supported by donations from all the members of the band, as well as the Foundation’s Board of Directors, fans, and others.

  2. Who manages the Foundation?

    The Foundation is managed by a small group of volunteers, several of whom have worked with the band for many years. Oversight of the Foundation is provided by its Board of Directors, which includes all four members of the band (James, Lars, Kirk, and Robert), Tony DiCioccio, Pete Delgrosso (Executive Director), Marc Reiter, Vickie Strate, Eric Wasserman, and Renée Richardson (Director of Philanthropy). Learn More
    All members of the AWMH Board have made donations to the Foundation. Furthermore, none of the volunteers or members of the Board receive any compensation or expense reimbursement from the Foundation.

  3. Why should I give to AWMH?

    As with all non-profits, you should give if the organization’s mission and objectives align with yours. In the case of AWMH, we hope that our focus on supporting communities through education, food, and other services resonates with you, the Metallica family, and others. Furthermore, 100% of the money you give to AWMH goes to the organizations we support. Not a penny from your donation is used to pay for Foundation expenses. Metallica and the Board of Directors pay for the Foundation’s ex.
    That being said, as the goal of AWMH is assisting communities around the world, should there be an organization we support (or one we don’t!) that appeals to you, if you prefer, please give to them directly. To that end, anytime we tell you about an organization AWMH has provided a grant to, we include a link to that organization to make it easy for you to give directly should you prefer. At minimum, we desire that you benefit from the research we’ve done to support high-quality and high-integrity organizations.

  4. What organizations are being supported by the Foundation?

    All Within My Hands is currently supporting organizations that are aligned with our mission and involved in workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services. When we make grants to organizations, we stipulate that 100% of the money be used to directly aid and assist people, and not be used to cover the expenses of the organization.

  5. How do I donate?

    You can donate by going here and use your credit card or Paypal account. If you would like to do a wire transfer or have other questions in regard to donating to AWMH, please contact us at

  6. How much of my donation goes to AWMH Foundation expenses?

    Zero. Nada. Nothing. Every penny of your donation goes to the organizations the Foundation supports. The Foundation’s expenses, which are very low to begin with, are all paid for by the band and the other members of its Board of Directors.

  7. Is my donation tax-deductible?

    Probably. The All Within My Hands Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Tax ID #81-4258668. Since taxes can be complicated, please get in touch with a tax professional to determine the deductibility of your donation in your unique tax situation.

  8. Is All Within My Hands rated by one of the non-profit rating sites such as Charity Navigator?

    Not yet. It is certainly our goal to be a top-rated non-profit.
    Our IRS 990 forms can be found here and you can find additional details about us on Charity Navigator - Your Guide To Intelligent Giving.

  9. Does AWMH accept proposals from third parties for grants?

    The Foundation does not accept third party proposals for grants. The reason, very simply, is that we do not have the staff required to process, research, and respond to such proposals. Instead, we are focused on supporting a relatively modest number of organizations, which we have researched, to fulfill the goals of the Foundation.

  10. What else is the Foundation doing?

    We are focused on working to support organizations that align with our mission. Longer term, our hope is to also become a means to encourage and facilitate volunteerism among the Metallica family in our communities around the world.

  11. Is the Foundation only supporting US Communities?

    No. The goal of the foundation is to support communities around the world. We do that by partnering with other US-registered non-profits that have the experience to deliver aid around the world. An example of such a partnership is our recent US$ 1M grant to World Central Kitchen and their #ChefsForUkraine Initiative.