Established in 2001 by the Hooker Family Estate.

The John Lee Hooker Foundation is an IRS-recognized non-profit organization.


"You can't go no deeper than me and my guitar"
– John Lee Hooker




The John Lee Hooker Foundation supports grassroots community organizations in art and education programs in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.  By providing funding, curriculum and instruments through fundraising efforts and generous contributions.  The foundation intends to preserve John Lee's generous and compassionate spirit and ensure that young people from all walks of life have access to cultural, musical and artistic exposure.