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Vh1 Save the Music Foundation

 1515 BROADWAY 21ST FLOOR
 NEW YORK, NY 10036
[P] (212) 8464391
[F] --
savethemusic.org
[email protected]
Samantha Manus
FOUNDED: 1997
INCORPORATED: 1955
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Organization DBA VH1 Save the Music Foundation
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 13-6089816 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

Save The Music Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit helping kids, schools, and communities realize their full potential through the power of making music.
Since 1997, we have partnered with more than 2,100 public schools in 261 school districts to give millions of children the tools and confidence to excel in academics and in life.

Mission Statement

Save The Music Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit helping kids, schools, and communities realize their full potential through the power of making music.
Since 1997, we have partnered with more than 2,100 public schools in 261 school districts to give millions of children the tools and confidence to excel in academics and in life.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $5,209,458.00
Projected Revenue $5,408,157.00

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  • Save The Music Foundation

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Overview


Mission Statement

Save The Music Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit helping kids, schools, and communities realize their full potential through the power of making music.
Since 1997, we have partnered with more than 2,100 public schools in 261 school districts to give millions of children the tools and confidence to excel in academics and in life.

Background Statement

The idea to “save the music” came from a pro-social initiative at VH1 in 1997. It quickly gained steam as it became apparent that music programs across the country had been eliminated or were at risk. Save The Music Foundation soon formed into a 501c3 charity and took on this national problem with a commitment to reversing this trend. Our mission is to help kids, schools and communities realize their full potential through the power of making music. For over 20 years, we have distinguished ourselves as a leading force for music education. As we travel the US, we see access to music education and its associated academic and social benefits mirror larger economic inequalities in our communities and school systems. Nearly 1 in 4 students lacks access to a substantial music education, mostly from lower-income families. Research consistently demonstrates exposure to music education at a young age improves self-discipline skills, early cognitive development, basic math and reading abilities, self-esteem, SAT scores, ability to work in teams, spatial reasoning skills, and school attendance. Research at the local level shows embedded music programs can also have a beneficial impact to the entire community. Yet the reality is oftentimes the students who would likely benefit the most from music education have the least access. We are dedicated to ensuring all students have the opportunity to make music as part of the regular school day, so they can reach their highest potential.

Impact Statement

2018 PROGRAM IMPACT: 59 grants (41 Core Band/Strings, 3 Keys + Kids Pianos,11 Intro to Music, 4 Music Tech) delivered in 27 cities/15 states; 3,710 total instruments delivered; 7,511 students impacted; 5 delivery events that garnered press coverage from local NBC, ABC, FOX, and Telemundo affiliates; 4 new partnership districts- Avondale, AZ; Vista, CA; Wellpinit, WA; Windham, CT
In 2018, the Foundation developed and launched two new grant programs, expanding our reach in serving all public school students Prek-12th grade:
The Intro To Music Grant delivers everything a music teacher would need to provide PK through 4th grade students, including in special education settings, standards-based general music instruction. The primary goal of this grant is to provide and encourage active music making and participation for all students. Includes xylophones, world percussion, “boom whackers,” recorders – over 200 instruments. 11 Grants delivered to Chula Vista (CA), Denver, Fresno County, Houston, Miami, NYC, Vista (CA), Windham (CT), Zion (IL)

The J Dilla Music Tech Grant delivers the future of music learning through innovative tech tools and curriculum. This revolutionary music program brings integrated 21st century training techniques to local communities and school districts to bring out student’s inner creativity, talent, and confidence by teaching the fundamentals of electronic music creation, recording, and production. We delivered pilot program grants to 4 high schools in Brooklyn, Newark, Philadelphia and Miami.

2019 Goals:  Build out our community centered engagement model in Newark and New Orleans. 
  • Newark project’s goal is to close the resource gap in ~39 Newark public schools. We’ve just completed Year 2; so far impacting 16 schools with plans to grant 8 more schools fall of 2019. Partners include NAER, NAC, NJSO. 
  • STM, ACNO and NOAEA are teaming up to create an actionable strategic plan for advancing music education in New Orleans in 30+ schools over a 7 year period.



Needs Statement

We see access to music education and its associated academic and social benefits mirror larger economic inequalities in our communities and school systems. Nearly 1 in 4 students lacks access to a substantial music education, mostly from lower-income families. Research consistently demonstrates exposure to music education at a young age improves self-discipline skills, early cognitive development, basic math and reading abilities, self-esteem, SAT scores, ability to work in teams, spatial reasoning skills, and school attendance. Research at the local level shows embedded music programs can also
have a beneficial impact to the entire community. Yet the reality is oftentimes the students who would likely benefit the most from music education have the least access. We are dedicated to ensuring all students have the opportunity to make music as part of the regular school day, so they can reach their highest potential. 

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

DONATE BY MAIL Make checks out to: Save The Music Foundation Send to: Save The Music Foundation Attn: Julia Hare P.O. Box 2096 New York, NY 10108-2096 DONATE BY PHONE Call 212 846-4391

Geographic Area Served

North Orange County

Since 2015, we have been working in close partnership with the Anaheim Elementary School District to conduct a major district-wide music education rebuild in all 23 schools. As of 2018, we have granted to 12 schools in zip codes: 92801, 92802, 92805, 92806. AESD is proud to report that all 5th and 6th graders in all 12 grantee schools to date participate in instrumental music. 

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Arts Education
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  3. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Alliances & Advocacy

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Programs


Save The Music Foundation

Save The Music is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids, schools, and communities realize their full potential through the power of making music. STMF works in close coordination with stakeholders across the country, including district leadership, principals, music teachers, researchers, arts education organizations, parents and community members to inform our work. Our work is fueled by strategic partnerships at the local level, and starts with a public school district making a commitment to music education for all students. Specifically, when a partner district commits to hiring certified music teachers and returning music to the regular school day: 1. We provide the capital investment of instruments, technology and other resources to start and build upon the district’s music programs. 2. We support music teachers with professional development, research and classroom content. 3. We continue to advocate for music as a necessary component of every student’s education. In addition, STMF provides ongoing program support, monitoring, research & measurement to grantee schools for at least a 10-year period.
Budget  $55,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Education
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
Specific, measurable activities to accomplish the complete restoration of a music education programs in a Public School, including:
In partnership with the Public School District, Save The Music Foundation and local music education partners will deliver a full instrumental music package valued at approximately $15,000 - $50,000 (such as a band, string or mariachi package) to a qualifying public school without current access to a comprehensive instrumental music education.
Students will have access to a quality education that includes instrumental music study taught by a certified teacher as part of the regular school day to help students meet their full potential and express themselves creatively.
Our progress can be measured in the number of grants we've provided since 1997 and the number of district rebuilds we've completed. See our impact map here: https://www.savethemusic.org/how-we-work/#impact
Program Long-Term Success  We aim to help kids, schools, and communities discover their full potential through the power of making music. 
Research consistently demonstrates exposure to music education at a young age improves self-discipline skills, early cognitive
development, basic math and reading abilities, self-esteem, SAT scores, ability to work in teams, spatial reasoning skills, and school attendance. Research at the local level shows embedded music programs can also have a beneficial impact to the entire community. Yet the reality is oftentimes the students who would likely benefit the most from music education have the least access. We are dedicated to ensuring all students have the opportunity to make music as part of the regular school day, so they can reach their highest potential.
Program Success Monitored By  Our progress indicators more specifically include the large collective of progress reports we have gathered over the years as part of the grant requirement compliance with the school districts. 
Examples of Program Success  We continuous report on the successes of our programs throughout the year on our website. You can visit our blog posts here: https://www.savethemusic.org/category/blog/stories/page/3/

Management


CEO/Executive Director Henry Donahue
CEO Term Start Mar 2016
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Henry Donahue is VP and Executive Director of Save the Music Foundation. Henry was formerly COO and Head of Partnerships for Purpose. Henry oversaw Purpose's business development, strategic partnerships, technology, and financial operations. He also served on the board of Foodstand, a Purpose-incubated venture. Before joining Purpose, Henry worked as a media executive focused on digital product development, M&A and financial operations, most notably as the CEO & Publisher of Discover Magazine. He has held senior executive positions at Conde Nast, PRIMEDIA, and LeadingTree.com. Henry spent most of the 1990's on the road as fund-raiser and consultant for local and national Democratic political campaigns, including U.S. Senatorrs Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Ron Wyden (D-OR). He has worked for progressive candidates in New York City, Tennessee, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Kansas.

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 11
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 3
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Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 8
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
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Gender Female: 9
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

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Governance


Board Chair Chris McCarthy
Board Chair Company Affiliation MTV VH1 LOGO & CMT
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Board Co-Chair Amy Doyle
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation MTV VH1 LOGO & CMT
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Board Members

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Tom Chavez -- --
Shakim Compere -- --
Mireya D'Angelo -- --
Amy Doyle -- --
Noah Kerner -- --
Paul Koplin -- --
Mark Leiter -- --
Mike Levine -- --
Chris McCarthy -- --
Allen Murabayashi -- --
Scott Rauch -- --
Morris Reid -- --
Gillian Ryan -- --
Laurie Schell -- --
Gordon Singer -- --
Matt Spielman -- --
Elizabeth Windram -- --

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 11
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
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Gender Female: 5
Male: 12
Not Specified 0

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2018 to Sept 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $5,408,157.00
Projected Expenses $5,209,458.00
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Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Revenue $4,061,170 $4,035,487 $3,242,543
Total Expenses $4,003,226 $4,156,917 $2,889,770

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$2,214,301 $2,249,828 $1,606,555
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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Indirect Public Support $49,084 $40,653 $22,117
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Investment Income, Net of Losses $5,157 $715 $802
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Special Events $303,302 -- $536,955
Revenue In-Kind $1,489,326 $1,744,291 $1,076,114
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Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Program Expense $2,797,832 $3,095,766 $2,014,006
Administration Expense $231,961 $241,186 $212,095
Fundraising Expense $973,433 $819,965 $663,669
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.01 0.97 1.12
Program Expense/Total Expenses 70% 74% 70%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 38% 36% 31%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Assets $1,755,182 $2,546,292 $2,052,192
Current Assets $1,701,015 $2,532,292 $2,052,192
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities $1,002,145 $1,851,199 $1,235,669
Total Net Assets $753,037 $695,093 $816,523

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 1.70 1.37 1.66

Long Term Solvency

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Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
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