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Magic Johnson Foundation

Leading the way toward a better tomorrow

two stars

79.21

9100 Wilshire Boulevard 700 East Tower
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
tel: (310) 246-4400   Web Site
EIN: 95-4349860

Board Leadership
Earvin Johnson Jr.
Chairman

CEO
Shane Jenkins
Vice President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.21 two stars
  Financial 74.72 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Magic Johnson Foundation, founded by Earvin “Magic” Johnson in 1991, works to develop programs and support community-based organizations that address the educational, health and social needs of ethnically diverse, urban communities. The Magic Johnson Foundation (MJF) is one of the most recognizable philanthropic organizations in the world. By providing resources, building participation, and inspiring self-sufficiency, MJF is dedicated to its vision of empowering underserved communities. The overwhelming community response to Earvin “Magic” Johnson's HIV announcement – in the form of donations and letters of support – was the force that created the organization. MJF was created to fight HIV/AIDS through grantmaking. Twenty-two years after its formation, the organization has evolved to address other powerful epidemics in urban communities, which include the lack of educational opportunity and the absence of empowerment.

The Magic Johnson Foundation, founded by Earvin “Magic” Johnson in 1991, works to develop programs and support community-based organizations that address the educational, health and social needs of ethnically diverse, urban communities. The Magic Johnson Foundation (MJF) is one of the most recognizable philanthropic organizations in the world. By providing resources, building participation, and inspiring self-sufficiency, MJF is dedicated to its vision of empowering underserved communities. The overwhelming community response to Earvin “Magic” Johnson's HIV announcement – in the form of donations and letters of support – was the force that created the organization. MJF was created to fight HIV/AIDS through grantmaking. Twenty-two years after its formation, the organization has evolved to address other powerful epidemics in urban communities, which include the lack of educational opportunity and the absence of empowerment.

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Financial

two stars

74.72

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
75.3%
  Administrative Expenses 20.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.35
  Program Expenses Growth -19.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Magic Johnson Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Magic Johnson Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Magic Johnson Foundation (CA) 79.21 two stars
Black AIDS Institute (CA) 86.41 three stars
amfAR (NY) 91.05 four stars
National Minority AIDS Council (DC) 85.66 three stars
Treatment Action Group (NY) 90.73 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $943,285
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $943,285
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $943,285
   Other Revenue $1,725
TOTAL REVENUE $945,010
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $768,648
   Administrative Expenses $215,220
   Fundraising Expenses $59,741
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,043,609
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-98,599
   
Net Assets $644,896

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
Social Efforts $456,641 59.4%
Scholarship Program $148,141 19.3%
Community Empowerment Centers $82,518 10.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 79.21 two stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 80.56 three stars
2014-12 11/01/2016 78.76 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 84.15 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 83.71 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 90.82 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 88.63 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 92.42 four stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 83.25 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.21 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 77.37 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 87.29 three stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 81.66 three stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 69.97 one star
2005-12 03/01/2007 69.92 one star
2004-06 11/01/2005 73.68 two stars
2003-06 02/01/2005 83.71 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 95-4349860
Name in IRS Master File MAGIC JOHNSON FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code T99
NTEE Classification Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C.
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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 April, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$178,183 17.07% Shane Jenkins Vice President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Magic Johnson Foundation (CA) 79.21 two stars
Cascade AIDS Project (OR) 86.00 three stars
Elton John AIDS Foundation (NY) 93.36 four stars
National Minority AIDS Council (DC) 85.66 three stars
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (DC) 86.36 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Magic Johnson Foundation
9100 Wilshire Boulevard
700 East Tower
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
tel: (310) 246-4400
EIN: 95-4349860

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Board Leadership

Earvin Johnson Jr.
Chairman

CEO

Shane Jenkins
Vice President

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