Stichting Sonoro


Upcoming festival in summer 2020!

READ HERE about our work in 2018

READ HERE about our work in 2016

READ HERE about our work in 2014

The Sonoro Foundation was founded in 2013 by Mexican percussionist Pepe Garcia and Dutch flutist Felicia van den End. The foundation is based in The Netherlands.

Life for many children in Mexico is difficult as they are often subject to the temptation to fall into crime. Through the Sonoro Foundation we offer them a different perspective by organizing music workshops and concerts. The purpose of these workshops is to work with these children on putting on a concert where they can present themselves and also get the opportunity to perform together with the musicians.

In our experience it is essential to involve all the family members. By working with local crime specialists and psychologists we deal with the problem at its root. Offering proper information and guidance to the parents is crucial for creating a safe environment for children at home.

Mexico is currently involved in a long and difficult drugs war. Children grow up with violence and are the main victims of this ongoing war.

Children are the most valuable natural resource we have. With your support we can help these children to have a positive future!

Sonoro is a combination of two words: "son" is a musical genre and "oro" means gold. Children are "oro" and music is sonoro!

The Foundation

We want to operate as an autonomous foundation without having to depend on the Mexican government. We are a non-political organization that aims to finance projects in its own way. We are currently exploring options of financing our projects and we are open to suggestions. With your help we hope that we can organize many more of these great workshops and continue to help children and their families.

We cannot do it alone, and for that we need all your support!

For those who have already made a donation: thank you so much for making this possible!

ANBI status

We have recently been granted ANBI status. This gives donors very attractive tax relief on their donations. The government makes contributions more attractive through a tax incentive scheme: under certain conditions your donation is deductible from your income for 125% (for companies even 150%). If you commit your contribution for five years (until 2017) in a notarial deed, you and the foundation can benefit from this tax multiplier. For example, your donation of € 250 will cost you only € 87.50 if you are a higher rate taxpayer. A contribution of € 1,000 will cost you € 350 net. If you wish to make a donation, we will be happy to discuss the details of this tax incentive scheme with you.