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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts


Ensuring that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical or personal crisis

four stars


3030 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404
tel: (310) 392-3777   Web Site
EIN: 95-4470909

Board Leadership
Michael McDonald

Neil Portnow
President & CEO

Ratings History
MusiCares has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-07 12/01/2016 95.80 four stars
2014-07 06/01/2016 93.92 four stars
CN 2.0
2014-07 11/01/2015 94.85 four stars
2013-07 12/22/2014 94.17 four stars
2012-07 11/01/2013 89.30 three stars
2011-07 05/01/2013 89.03 three stars
2011-07 10/01/2012 87.99 three stars
2010-07 12/01/2011 82.38 three stars
2009-07 09/20/2011 81.24 three stars
CN 1.0
2009-07 11/24/2010 73.47 two stars
2008-07 03/01/2010 79.91 two stars
2007-07 12/01/2008 87.30 three stars
2006-07 11/01/2007 90.43 four stars
2005-07 11/01/2006 81.29 three stars
2004-07 11/01/2005 77.95 two stars
2003-07 01/05/2005 89.76 three stars

Charity Contact Info

3030 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
tel: (310) 392-3777
fax: (310) 392-2187
EIN: 95-4470909

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Board Leadership

Michael McDonald


Neil Portnow
President & CEO

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