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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

The Harmony Project

Music changing lives in L.A.

four stars

97.68

4322 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA 90010
tel: (323) 462-4311   Web Site
EIN: 95-4856236

Board Leadership
David A. Herrera
Chair

CEO
Myka Miller
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.68 four stars
  Financial 96.72 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Harmony Project is an award-winning research-based nonprofit organization that targets at-risk youth in underserved areas of Los Angeles. We promote positive youth development through year-round music lessons and ensemble participation. Our mission is to: promote the healthy growth and development of children through the study, practice and performance of music; to build healthier communities by investing in the positive development of children through music; to develop children as musical ambassadors of peace, hope and understanding amongst people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and beliefs. We accomplish this by bringing quality music instruction and ensemble playing to children who otherwise would not have access to it; complementing music education with supporting resources and opportunities; and, fostering a community of families that actively support their children's growth and development.

Harmony Project is an award-winning research-based nonprofit organization that targets at-risk youth in underserved areas of Los Angeles. We promote positive youth development through year-round music lessons and ensemble participation. Our mission is to: promote the healthy growth and development of children through the study, practice and performance of music; to build healthier communities by investing in the positive development of children through music; to develop children as musical ambassadors of peace, hope and understanding amongst people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and beliefs. We accomplish this by bringing quality music instruction and ensemble playing to children who otherwise would not have access to it; complementing music education with supporting resources and opportunities; and, fostering a community of families that actively support their children's growth and development.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of students demonstrating responsible behaviors and work habits
90
Number of students receiving personal instruction and feedback about their performance
3,012
Rate of student attendance during the reporting period
81
Number of grants and research funding awarded to the institution
75
Number of students enrolled
3,012
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

96.72

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
82.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.62
  Program Expenses Growth 10.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Harmony Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Harmony Project on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Harmony Project (CA) 97.68 four stars
Settlement Music School (PA) 89.56 three stars
NDI New Mexico (NM) 88.31 three stars
Studio in a School (NY) 92.07 four stars
Merit School of Music (IL) 90.98 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,448,092
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $131,705
Total Contributions $4,579,797
   Program Service Revenue $329,988
Total Primary Revenue $4,909,785
   Other Revenue $34,357
TOTAL REVENUE $4,944,142
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,449,988
   Administrative Expenses $361,821
   Fundraising Expenses $433,867
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,245,676
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $698,466
   
Net Assets $2,279,062

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Music Education Program $3,154,266 91.4%
Individual Harmony Project Program $295,722 8.6%

Ratings History
The Harmony Project has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 12/01/2019 97.68 four stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 91.57 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 95.47 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 94.47 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.45 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.71 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 94.14 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 88.97 three stars
2011-06 12/01/2012 89.61 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-4856236
Name in IRS Master File THE HARMONY PROJECT
NTEE Code B28
NTEE Classification Specialized Education Institutions
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date December, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$125,000 2.94% Myka Miller Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Harmony Project (CA) 97.68 four stars
Kaufman Music Center (NY) 85.75 three stars
Artists For Humanity (MA) 85.16 three stars
The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation (CA) 93.91 four stars
Midori & Friends (NY) 91.65 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Harmony Project
4322 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA 90010
tel: (323) 462-4311
EIN: 95-4856236

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Board Leadership

David A. Herrera
Chair

CEO

Myka Miller
Executive Director

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