MORTIMER AND MIMI LEVITT FOUNDATION INC

Los Angeles, CA   |  http://www.levitt.org

Mission

The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation exists to strengthen the social fabric of America. We empower communities to transform underused public spaces into welcoming destinations where the power of free, live music brings people together and invigorates community life.

The Foundation's primary funding areas include permanent Levitt venues and the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards. Both of these programs feature free, family-friendly concerts in outdoor, open lawn settings; acclaimed, emerging talent to seasoned, award-winning performers in all music genres; a musician-friendly ethos in that all artists are paid for their performance and enjoy professional sound and lighting; and concert sites that are accessible to a wide range of socioeconomic groups. As such, these programs reflect the Foundation's core values to support projects that are:

• Catalytic – to empower communities to transform neglected or underused public spaces into vibrant destinations
• Dynamic – to develop and support programs that are responsive to the needs of individual communities and spark a ripple effect of positive impact
• Joy – to create environments where the power of music and the outdoors bring people together for socializing, dancing and picnicking
• Inclusivity –to champion free, family-friendly programming, with multiple opportunities to attend, in accessible and open lawn settings where all feel welcome
• Connectedness –to foster opportunities for people of all ages, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds to meet, mingle and share an experience

In 2016, free Levitt concerts will be presented in 22 towns and cities across America. Permanent Levitt venues are located in six cities, each presenting 50 free concerts every year featuring acclaimed artists in all music genres. Permanent Levitt venues are managed, programmed and supported by a local Friends of Levitt nonprofit organization.

The Levitt AMP Music Series is taking place in 15 small to mid-sized towns and cities this summer and fall, each presenting 10 free concerts. Every year, more than half a million people of all ages and backgrounds gather to mingle, relax or dance in Levitt's beautiful green settings.

Ruling year info

1966

Executive Director

Sharon Yazowski

Main address

1910 West Sunset Boulevard Suite 600

Los Angeles, CA 90026 USA

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EIN

13-6204678

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Private Operating Foundations (T23)

Music (A68)

Management & Technical Assistance (S02)

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Permanent Levitt Venues

The Levitt Foundation provides seed funding to build or renovate a permanent outdoor music venue, known as a Levitt Pavilion or Levitt Shell, and multi-year annual operating support to partially fund a Friends of Levitt nonprofit partner that manages, programs and fundraises for the Levitt program of 50+ free concerts each year.

Located on public land, typically in parks, each permanent Levitt venue is a City-owned facility. Through this public/private partnership, resources are leveraged to reduce expenses and ensure cost-efficient operations.

These community-driven, public-private partnerships are typically geared to cities with populations over 400,000 and, while representing significant investments for the Foundation, each Friends of Levitt nonprofit partner receives the majority of its annual funding from the local community.

Population(s) Served

The Levitt Foundation provides $25K annual matching grants to 15 nonprofits operating in small to mid-sized towns and cities to activate neglected public spaces through the Levitt AMP Music Series of 10 free concerts each year.

Reflecting the Foundation’s ethos that all Levitt projects are community-driven, each year finalists are selected through an online public voting process.

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MORTIMER AND MIMI LEVITT FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 08/02/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Liz Levitt Hirsch

Mimi Levitt

Kathy Eberly Ovitt

Malcolm Chaifetz

Peter Levitt

Sharon Yazowski