Music Angels Education Fund, Inc

Lifting Children into the World if Music

Vero Beach, FL   |  http://Musicangelsusa.org

Mission

"Lifting Children Into the World of Music" Music Angels provides financial assistance to children, ages 4-17, in need for music lessons of all types , vocal, instrumental, composing, etc. At times, instruments may be available for a child in need. We hire professional musicians and teachers to provide the highest degree of quality lessons. The Scientific and Medical communities wholeheartedly agree that Music is a Medium that contributes to a Child's brain development and enhances their academic studies

Notes from the nonprofit

I am looking to reach out to Autism.org to utilize a music appreciation class for their population. Recently, I reach out to Superintendent of Schools to being in a Guest Author who write a bok " Taming Autism It will require more staff, but it is a worthwhile cause,

Ruling year info

2021

Founder/Administrator

Ms Linda Sposato

Co Principal Officer

Mr Samuel F Gagliano

Main address

P.O. Box 650489 540Reef Rd

Vero Beach, FL 32965 USA

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EIN

83-1983610

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

Alcohol, Drug Abuse (Prevention Only) (F21)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The biggest problem for our Charity, Music Angels Education Fund, Inc. is the number of charities in our community. We are small and it appears that most of the available funds go to Charities that have been in business for 10-25 years. We also don't have grant writers and possibly need help in finding Grant writers that are not too expensive. Our Board is all volunteer and that is how we have kept our expenses low. The Pandemic COVID-19 forced us to cancel 4 Concerts which yield the most dollars for our Charity.

Our programs

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

Music Angels Education Fund, Inc.

Children's parents make application for their child for financial assistance with their Music Lessons. Children must keep their scholastic studies at "B" or above and keep their lesson appointments with their respective music teachers.
They start with a 3 month program and parents are required to make a small financial contribution to ensure the child is serious in their pursuit of music education. Music Angels, will also make available instruments , if needed.

Population(s) Served
Social and economic status
Age groups

This is an expansion of the current program.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

Music Angels is providing teacher & student financial support for3 beginner violin students.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Children and youth
Social and economic status

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Homeless Children Founcation of Indian Ruver County 2020

Indian River Charter High School 2019

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Music Angels Education Fund wants to reach and support as many children as out budget will permit. No child should be left out of music education due to financial constraints.

We have created a "Sponsor a Student" program wherein Donors can direct their financial contributions directly to a student of their choice.
We are partnering with other agencies- i.e. Homeless Children Foundation to reach & serve more children.
At the moment we are engaging young people who can post our information and activities on Facebook, Twitter, etc,
Social media is so important in getting the word out. We have been accepted by Facebook to create a button so people can donate thru them with PayPal and credit cards.

We have an opportunity to bring in top musicians who will perform in our concerts and also teach students. This has already begun and we will develop this further in 2021. There is a lot of interest in Music Angels Education Fund.

Our base of donors are very supportive of our efforts, but we are reaching out to more foundations to assist in reaching our goals.
One area we are attempting to cultivate partnering with Autism groups & Music Therapy Professionals in order to reach & support broader population.
W have received instrument donations and if our students don't need them, we will sell them and use the funds for supporting children with a desire for Music lessons.

We have 3 beginner violin students with a Charter school partnership.. One percussion student is taking private lessons and plans to apply to Berklee School of Music 's Summer program.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Children with a financial need who want to study an instrument, vocal lessons, music theory, etc. Schools have cut music programs from their curriculum so this fills a need for children, especially the underserved population of Indian River County.

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

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email, Homeless Children Foundation,

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

    To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Our organization saw a need for the Autism population and contacted the Wabasso School, who serves this population. We are working with the principal to do a music Appreciation class which will expose the students to music- The benefits of music therapy are well documented. We intend on starting in August/September,2021.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Since we mostly, rely on individual donors, we can keep them apprised of how the students are progressing and also, thru Concerts, with participation by the children, they are able to witness it, first hand.

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

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Music Angels Education Fund, Inc

Board of directors
as of 1/5/2022
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Board co-chair

Ms Linda Sposato

Music Angels Education Fund, Inc

Term: 2019 - 2025


Board co-chair

Mr Samuel Gagliano

Linda Sposato

Louise Jones

Music Angels Education Fund, Inc.

Ray Adams

Music Angels Education Fund, Inc.

Dida Hagen

Coordinator

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
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Decline to state
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Person without a disability

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No data

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