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Magic Johnson Foundation

Leading the way toward a better tomorrow

one star

69.85

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 69.85 one star
  Financial 73.01 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 67.00 one star
This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Financial

two stars

73.01

Accountability & Transparency

one star

67.00

This rating was published 10/01/2020 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)
69.3%
  Administrative Expenses 23.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.15
  Program Expenses Growth -24.1%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Magic Johnson Foundation (CA) 69.85 one star
Cascade AIDS Project (OR) 91.16 four stars
Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS (AZ) 85.63 three stars
AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (NY) 93.98 four stars
Elton John AIDS Foundation (NY) 93.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $348,706
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $348,706
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $348,706
   Other Revenue $14,904
TOTAL REVENUE $363,610
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $309,517
   Administrative Expenses $115,225
   Fundraising Expenses $39,010
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $463,752
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-100,142
   
Net Assets $355,564

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
Community Empowerment Centers $169,917 54.9%
Scholarship Program $62,341 20.1%
Social Efforts $51,398 16.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 10/01/2020 69.85 one star
2017-12 10/01/2019 70.16 two stars
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
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification
Subsection  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status
Deductibility
Affiliation
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Filing Requirement
Fiscal Year End
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$15,000 3.23% Shane Jenkins Vice President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Magic Johnson Foundation (CA) 69.85 one star
Treatment Action Group (NY) 92.11 four stars
Elton John AIDS Foundation (NY) 93.91 four stars
Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS (AZ) 85.63 three stars
AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (NY) 93.98 four 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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