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.
|Founded||December 29, 1993|
|Legal status||501(c)(3) charitable organization|
|Headquarters||Santa Monica, California, United States|
|Affiliations||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.|
Stevie Ray Vaughan AwardEdit
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.
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- "Who We Are & Contact Information". MusiCares Foundation. Accessed on March 28, 2016.
- "MusiCares - Mission". Grammy. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
- "Addiction Recovery Resources". Grammy. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
- "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.
- "12 recovery icons: Alice Cooper to Smokey Robinson". Grammy. June 26, 2017. Retrieved August 15, 2017.