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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

The Harmony Project

Music changing lives in L.A.

four stars

95.97

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 95.97 four stars
  Financial 94.31 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

four stars

94.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.42
  Program Expenses Growth 12.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
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) 95.97 four stars
Interlochen Center for the Arts (MI) 85.90 three stars
Music Conservatory of Westchester (NY) 88.26 three stars
Arts for Learning (FL) 88.61 three stars
The Wooden Floor (CA) 91.78 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,650,574
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $190,253
Total Contributions $3,840,827
   Program Service Revenue $410,221
Total Primary Revenue $4,251,048
   Other Revenue $36,236
TOTAL REVENUE $4,287,284
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,055,900
   Administrative Expenses $375,234
   Fundraising Expenses $386,575
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,817,709
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-530,425
   
Net Assets $1,750,630

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 $3,679,605 90.7%
Harmony Project National Division $376,295 9.3%

Ratings History
The Harmony Project has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2021 95.97 four stars
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
$150,000 3.11% Myka Miller Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$79,992 1.66% Margaret Martin Mph Drph Founder

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Harmony Project (CA) 95.97 four stars
Exploring the Arts (NY) 88.16 three stars
Music Academy of the West (CA) 91.07 four stars
Interlochen Center for the Arts (MI) 85.90 three stars
Rainey Institute (OH) 90.78 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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