|Founded||December 29, 1993|
|Legal status||501(c)(3) charitable organization|
|Headquarters||Santa Monica, California, United States|
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences,|
Grammy Museum Foundation,
Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences,
Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation
|Mission||To provide a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need; to cover a wide range of financial, medical, and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality; to focus the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.|
MusiCares Foundation was established in 1989 and incorporated in 1993 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.
In September 2004, MusiCares acquired the Musicians Assistance Program, a similar program assisting musicians in need, including drug rehabilitation.
- "MusiCares Foundation, Inc." Division of Corporations. Delaware Department of State. Accessed on March 28, 2016.
- "Form 990: Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax". MusiCares Foundation, Inc. Guidestar. July 31, 2014.
- "Who We Are & Contact Information". MusiCares Foundation. Accessed on March 28, 2016.
- "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.