Philanthropy


The Little Dreams Foundation: Phil Collins Foundation for Children

Brian Heuberger


Phil Collins, the legendary British musician and his ex-wife Orianne have spearheaded The Little Dreams Foundation for nearly 20 years to help young people without resources develop their talents in art, music and sports.


Phil Collins, the legendary British musician and his ex-wife Orianne have spearheaded The Little Dreams Foundation for nearly 20 years to help young people without resources develop their talents in art, music and sports. Learn more about their amazing efforts and how this foundation has helped countless young people as we delve into the history of this great foundation.

Phil Collins, durante un concierto.
Phil Collins, during a concert. (Sebastian Gerhard- Flickr)

The beneficiaries, called Little Dreamers, are children between 4 and 16 years old with exceptional abilities for music, arts and sports. To become Little Dreamers, you must participate in auditions. Once selected the children receive many benefits from the foundation.

Some of those benefits include participating in training programs, being taught by teachers and personalized supervision by assigned mentors, who are successful volunteers in their respective fields. They also have the possibility to participate in events where they can demonstrate their talents and gain public exposure.

Almost 20 years of helping children

Founded in the year 2000, the foundation was created in Europe by Phil Collins and his then-wife Orianne, where they adopted a multicultural approach, helping children from different backgrounds.

In 2008, the LDF expanded its global reach with the opening of an office in Morocco. Then, in 2013, the foundation established its headquarters in Miami  where it seeks to continually expand internationally.

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Phil Collins and his ex-wife Orianne share their philanthropic work at the Little Dreams Foundation. (littledreamsfoundation.org)

Currently, the LDF carries out special projects in Africa, where, in addition to promoting the development of sports in Morocco, with a tennis field, or in Zimbabwe, with a football field, it also helps children by providing them with housing and education.

Annual fundraising event

In order to make the foundation known to others and to raise money to finance its programs, the LDF has been holding an annual gala for five years, attended by important personalities. This year, the appointment for The 5th Annual Little Dreams Foundation Gala will be on Saturday, November 16 at the Moore Building in the Design District of Miami, Florida.

The event will consist of animated shows that showcase children participating in the program and other guest artists. And of course, the event will be led by Orianne and Phil Collins, who sometimes surprises guests by singing new songs or some of his greatest hits. ■

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