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MusiCares Foundation, Inc.
FoundedDecember 29, 1993; 25 years ago (1993-12-29)[1]
Legal status501(c)(3) charitable organization
HeadquartersSanta Monica, California, United States[2]
Bill Silva[3]
Neil Portnow[3]
AffiliationsNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences,
NARAS Foundation,
Grammy Museum Foundation,
NARAS Properties,
Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences,
Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation[2]
Revenue (2014)
Expenses (2014)$7,283,183[2]
Employees (2013)
Volunteers (2013)

MusiCares Foundation was established in 1989 and incorporated in 1993[1] by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Meant for musicians to have a place to turn in times of financial, personal, or medical crisis, its primary purpose is to focus the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues which directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. The foundation's programs include emergency financial assistance, addiction recovery, outreach and leadership activities, and senior housing.[4][5]

In September 2004, MusiCares acquired the Musicians Assistance Program, a similar program assisting musicians in need, including drug rehabilitation.[6]

Stevie Ray Vaughan Award

To help raise funding for the program, a MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert is held annually since 2005. Among the awards given at the event is the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award, named after the late guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, which recognizes musicians for their devotion to helping other addicts struggling with the recovery process.[7] Eric Clapton was honored with the Musicians' Assistance Program's first Stevie Ray Vaughan Award on November 2, 1999.[8]


Awards given after the MusiCares/MAP merger...

See also


  1. ^ a b "MusiCares Foundation, Inc." Division of Corporations. Delaware Department of State. Accessed on March 28, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Form 990: Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax". MusiCares Foundation, Inc. Guidestar. July 31, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Who We Are & Contact Information". MusiCares Foundation. Accessed on March 28, 2016.
  4. ^ "MusiCares - Mission". Grammy. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  5. ^ "Addiction Recovery Resources". Grammy. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  6. ^ "MusiCares Foundation Acquires Musicians' Assistance Program, Creating Preeminent Assistance Resource for Musicians; Agreement Unites Leadership, Experience to Help Artists in Need" (press release). MusiCares Foundation. Business Wire. September 21, 2004.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "12 recovery icons: Alice Cooper to Smokey Robinson". Grammy. June 26, 2017. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  8. ^ "awards".
  9. ^ "Third Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert on May 11 to Honor Chris Cornell and Jeff McClusky". Business Wire. March 21, 2007. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  10. ^ "Jerry Cantrell To Be Honored By MusiCares MAP Fund". Billboard. March 22, 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  11. ^ "Pearl Jam's Mike McCready To Be Honored At 2018 MusiCares Concert For Recovery". March 8, 2018. Retrieved March 10, 2018.

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