Performance Arts

Los Angeles

From the Los Angeles Opera, YOLA at the LA Philharmonic and The Colburn School of music – our Foundation loves and supports the ARTS in Los Angeles!

Architecture & Housing

In Coordination with Ayudemos Foundation in Barranquilla

Our Foundation in conjunction with the Ayudemos Foundation, assists single mothers with children to refurbish their housing from dilapidated conditions to beautiful homes. See our gallery.

University Support

Barranquilla, Colombia & United States

Our Foundation has provided support to the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia. Our Foundation has also previously provided support to the University of Michigan-Alumni and USC Friends of the Library. 

The Rafael and Luisa De Marchena-Huyke


Mission Statement
The Rafael and Luisa De Marchena-Huyke Foundation serves the greater good by supporting local arts and humanities in Los Angeles County, student scholarships thru accredited Universities in Rafael’s hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia and also providing some refurbished housing for poor single mothers and their children through the Ayudemos Foundation. Thru these unique opportunities to donate to worthy and philanthropic causes, the Foundation seeks to lift community involvement, enjoyment and awareness in cultural exchange and education.

Non-Profit Designation
THE RAFAEL and LUISA DE MARCHENA-HUYKE FOUNDATION is a designated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes, specifically to have a charitable vehicle to receive the donor’s (the De Marchena-Huyke Family) assets and then make grants and/ or distributions to operating charities and institutions. We further our purposes under this program by conducting the following activities:

The foundation’s current and planned activities revolve around the Los Angeles Opera through their Young Artists Program, YOLA at the LA Philharmonic providing an endowment for the Youth Orchestra travel fund to assist students to travel with the LA Philharmonic and perform their own concerts at international venues, and The Colburn School focusing on their community program. The Foundation wants to build awareness of the arts by supporting organizations and groups that expand the arts to all members of their community. These activities tie together the Founder’s love of the arts and travel, as well as the education and housing of children in his home country.  

Main Purpose & Vision
The main purpose and vision of the Foundation is two fold: the promotion of the arts in Los Angeles and educational scholarships to credited universities in Barranquilla, Colombia. For it is only through education that the arts may thrive and be adopted by the next generation.   

Board of Directors
Our Founder is Rafael De Marchena-Huyke. Our President is Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Esq.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to me through our contact page. Best regards, Juan Carlos Gonzalez

As of 2024, Juan Carlos Gonzalez is a board member for the LA Opera and The Colburn School of Music.