GRAMMY MUSEUM FOUNDATION INC

aka GRAMMY Museum   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  www.grammymuseum.org

Mission

We celebrate and explore music from yesterday and today to inspire the music of tomorrow.

Notes from the nonprofit

The GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and exploring music from yesterday and today to inspire the music of tomorrow through exhibits, education, grants, preservation initiatives, and public programming. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum values and celebrates the dynamic connection in people’s diverse backgrounds, telling the stories that inspire us, and creative expression that leads change in our industry. For more information, visit www.grammymuseum.org, "like" the GRAMMY Museum on Facebook, and follow @GRAMMYMuseum on Twitter and Instagram.

Ruling year info

2015

President/CEO

Michael Sticka

Main address

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste A245

Los Angeles, CA 90015 USA

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EIN

26-1447714

NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The GRAMMY Museum is dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music through exhibits, education, grants, preservation initiatives, and public programming. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form—from the technology of the recording process to the legends who’ve made lasting marks on our cultural identity. The GRAMMY Museum fulfills its mission of making music a valued and indelible part of our society through exhibits, education, grants, and public programming.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Museum Tours

The GRAMMY Museum hosts visits from Los Angeles K-12 schools. Students and teachers are guided through the Museum and explore their creativity in its four floors of interactive exhibits. The Museum’s Teacher Professional Development program supports teachers with free, downloadable Common Core-adherent curricula and seminars to help build upon the Museum tours and to use music to teach academic subjects. Schools unable to pay are hosted free of charge and transported for free as funding allows.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Weekly workshops help 200 students of all ages understand the role of music in traditional subjects with lectures that, for example, teach the Civil Rights Movement through its songs, stress the significance of blues as the building block for all modern American music, and understand the cultural waves that influenced all music generations.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

For four six-week cycles each year, the GRAMMY Museum offers afterschool programs for underserved youth from local high schools with a geographic focus on Boyle Heights and South Los Angeles. We work with teachers and community centers to identify students who would benefit the most and invite these students to participate for free. Each afterschool program cycle engages 25 students. Programs are offered on a variety of subjects, the most recent being Digital Music Production.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

This program is a week-long free intensive program designed to serve 20 lower-income youth ages 14-18. Students spend the week in classes taught by leading industry professionals. The intensives are designed to help participants build skills as individuals and as team members; deepen their understanding of music as a cultural and historical force; and explore the first steps toward a career in music.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

The GRAMMY Museum aims to educate individuals about the history and cultural significance of American music, and to inspire the next generation to explore and create new forms of music using the roots that have existed in this country for centuries. The Museum accomplishes this through innovative programming, cutting-edge interactives, and exciting exhibitions, which often begin at home in Los Angeles and travel across the country and around the world, to locations like New York, Chicago, London, Paris, and beyond. The GRAMMY Museum continues to expand its Traveling Exhibitions Department.

Population(s) Served
Adults

COLLECTION:live is the official streaming platform for the GRAMMY Museum featuring artist interviews, performances, and livestreams.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

In response to the COVID crisis, the Museum launched a digital museum that consists of virtual exhibitions, releasing archival footage of our Public Programs, filming new Public Programs via videoconferencing technology, and online education programs and curriculum.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of classes offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Educational Workshops

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Our education workshops can be adapted for students of any age to help them to understand the role of music in diverse ways. All workshops in FY 2021 were conducted virtually.

Total number of guided tours given

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total number of performances

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Our popular Public Programs series offers enhanced opportunities for guests to experience intimate programming with artists,storytellers, and creators in a way that only we can provide.

Total number of fields trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Museum Tours

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The GRAMMY Museum was closed from March 13, 2020 to May 21, 2021 due to the pandemic. As a result, field trips did not return during our 2021 fiscal year.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The Museum’s Grant Program provides funding for archiving & preservation projects on the Americas’ recorded sound heritage and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The Museum’s Grant Program provides funding for archiving & preservation projects on the Americas’ recorded sound heritage and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.

Total number of works exhibited

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of works exhibited includes not just our exhibits as a whole, but the total number of artifacts on display throughout the Museum.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

EDUCATION MISSION
Use music as a gateway to learning; inspiring and cultivating creativity, critical thinking and self-expression.

PROGRAM GOALS
1. Create an enhanced exploratory experience for students and teachers visiting the museum.
2. Equip K-12 educators with strategies and resources to demonstrate the power of music in the classroom.
3. Educate youth and families in ways that encourage and enrich their own musical appreciation and expression.
4. Prepare youth to pursue post-secondary education and professional careers in the music industry and related fields.
5. Increase access to music programs in underprivileged communities, empowering youth to reach their full creative potential.
6. Contribute to and lead the movement to increase music education in schools and communities.

By implementing a variety of innovative educational strategies; by incorporating the advice and needs of scholastic teachers, locally, regionally, and nationally; and by presenting the expertise of Recording Academy members, the GRAMMY Museum offers the most dynamic and exciting educational programs available from music museums today.

The Museum facilities provide for a cutting-edge experience complete with interactive exhibits, films, and artifacts.

RESOURCES AND RECOGNITION FOR TEACHERS
We appreciate music educators and challenge all educators to infuse music into their classroom. The GRAMMY Museum's educational resources will amplify content standards in music and non-music content areas.

GRAMMY MUSEUM SIGNATURE SCHOOLS GRANTS PROGRAM
GRAMMY Museum Signature Schools Grants Program financially supports music education in U.S. high schools. This award identifies schools with both a financial need as well as a compelling plan to address that need.

JANE ORTNER EDUCATION AWARD
The Jane Ortner Education Award celebrates K-12 teachers who integrate music into English, social studies, math, science, and foreign language instruction. The program also offers free professional development webinars (live sessions and archived recordings), workshops in Los Angeles and across the country, and an online library of music-integrated lessons.

MUSIC EDUCATOR AWARD
The Music Educator Award is an annual award given to a teacher whose work exemplifies the exceptional impact of music education.

GRAMMY CAMP
GRAMMY Camp is a five-day nonresidential summer music industry program for high school students interested in having a career in music. Students from across the country apply for one of the eight career tracks offered. Both GRAMMY Camp faculty and guest industry professionals provide valuable insight to give the campers the best chance at achieving success in their chosen career.

GRAMMY CAMP—WEEKEND
GRAMMY Camp—Weekend is a condensed version of GRAMMY Camp that takes place in communities across the United States. Participants leave with a better understanding of how the music business works and how they can begin to plan a successful career path.

GRAMMY CAREER DAY
Presented in various cities across the country, GRAMMY Career Day provides high school music students with a behind-the-scenes look into the many careers available in the music industry. With insight gained from the program, these students walk away with skills stemming from K-12 music education that are beneficial in any career they may choose.

CAREERS IN MUSIC AFTER-SCHOOL SESSIONS
GRAMMY Museum Careers in Music After-School Sessions are six-week long after-school sessions taught by industry professionals throughout the school year. These sessions are designed to give high school students a greater understanding of specific careers in the music industry while offering them working knowledge of computer programs such as Traktor, Logic, and iMovie.

GRAMMY MUSEUM SUMMER SESSION
GRAMMY Museum Summer Session is a six-day nonresidential program for students who are currently enrolled in high school in Southern California (grades 9–12). Summer Session provides novice and intermediate songwriters the resources necessary to build a solid foundation in songwriting. The sessions are also beneficial in workforce development across many careers in, and out, of music.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GRAMMY MUSEUM FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 08/09/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Tim Bucher

Board Chair, GRAMMY Museum

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/22/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
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Sexual orientation
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Disability status
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Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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