New Orleans Musicians' Assistance Foundation

Keep The Beat Alive

aka New Orleans Musicians' Clinic   |   New Orleans, LA   |
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New Orleans Musicians' Assistance Foundation

EIN: 20-8139539


Established in 1998, the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic is the innovative medical home for 2,600+ musicians and culture bearers in the greater New Orleans area. It is the first healthcare clinic in the nation specifically designed to provide performing artists with comprehensive and occupational medical care, mental health services, and social services, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. The New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation is the 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports and expands the Clinic’s mission to include factors impacting performers’ wellbeing, operating large community outreach programs that focus on health advocacy and self-care to bolster immunity, connection, and resilience among the local culture bearing population.

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Director of External Strategic Affairs, Co-Founder and President

Mrs. Bethany Bultman

Main address

1525 Louisiana Ave

New Orleans, LA 70115 USA

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Subject area info

Artists' services

Cultural awareness

Performing arts


Out-patient medical care

Population served info


Economically disadvantaged people

Artists and performers

NTEE code info

Health Treatment Facilities (Primarily Outpatient) (E30)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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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?

Emergency Fund

NOMAF’s Emergency Fund was created to provide our patients with financial support in their times of need.Many of NOMC’s patients live in a cash based economy, with most of them falling well below the national poverty level. While, 27% of people in New Orleans live in poverty (Source Corporation for Enterprise Development and Great New Orleans Community Data Center, Assets & Opportunity Profile), more than 80% of 2400 NOMC patients fall within that 27%..Money earned is used to pay for the immediate necessities: food, water, housing, clothing, rent, and gas for vehicles. These non-medical needs come at a time that NOMAF has had to refocus most of our funding away from our Emergency Fund in order to fund the unmet medical needs of our patients.NOMC is the medical home for 2,400 patients who are musicians, social aid and pleasure club members, Mardi Gras Indians, members of choirs, visual artists & photographers, dancers, actors, artisans, writers and those who work in New Orleans’ music clubs – all tradition bearers of the unique culture of New Orleans (as well as for members of their households). 78% percent of our 2,400 patients have been employed as professional musicians in New Orleans for more than eleven years. 22% of our patients are those who protect and promote the music, arts and culture of New Orleans.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers

YOU GOT THIS (YGT) is a compassionate, inclusive mental health outreach program for the New Orleans creative community (including musicians, dancers, performers, students, and more) designed to help calm suicidal thoughts and ease suffering. We advocate for committing to life. We are creatives helping our community travel a mindful, healthy new path.

YGT is directed by a New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic (NOMC) community task force in collaboration with local, national, and international mental health and performing arts medicine partners. Our intention is to increase access to trusted self-care resources that are confidential, supportive, and clinically effective and create healthy cultures by fostering hope and social connection for our valued creative artists. Get involved and learn more at NOMAF.ORG/YGT!

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers

Launched in June 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Makin’ Groceries provides weekly, home-delivered care packages of nutritious groceries, prepared meals, community health education materials, and lagniappe to a group of 100+ elderly, immunocompromised, and other medically vulnerable NOMC patients and their families.

Led and produced by a network of local musicians, community health workers, volunteers, and local businesses the program is designed in collaboration with those served to show gratitude and admiration for their profound influence on our local culture.

What began during the pandemic as a means of working to ensure food security and nutritious meals to help sustain culture bearers, has evolved further to address gaps in food equity and nutrition education in the cultural community, while remaining a constant health resource.

With dedicated and strategic effort, combined with community support, Makin’ Groceries will ensure local culture bearers have access to healthy food, and feel safe, mentally healthy, and cared for weekly throughout 2021. Get involved and learn more at

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers

A performer’s body is an instrument! We keep them in tune. The NOMC provides reliable, patient-centered medical care to more than 2,500 local culture bearers at our full-time clinic on St. Charles Ave. This includes comprehensive medical care, disease management, eletronic medical records, labs and screenings, and more.

We may also provide our patients with referrals to specialists within the LSU Healthcare Network, outside specialty providers, discounted pharmacy benefits, patient assistance programs, lab work and more to qualifying performers. Learn more at

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers

Where we work

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Context Notes

New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic provided culturally compassionate care to our 2,600 patients in 2021, 27% of which are under or uninsured.

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation keeps New Orleans culture alive, as the city’s sole organization focused on providing free or low-cost comprehensive & preventive medical care, mental health services, social services, community health programs, and wellness education to local culture bearers in need. The 2,600 patients we directly serve have an invaluable impact on our city, yet more than half have comorbidities, no insurance, and are part of ALICE households.

Located at the LSU Healthcare Network facility at 3700 St. Charles Avenue, the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic provides culturally compassionate care to our 2,600 patients in 2021, 27% of which are under or uninsured.

Our community programs include Makin' Groceries, which combines weekly food deliveries to an at-risk population of musicians and culture bearers with health navigation and social service access, while embodying the spirit of dignity and unity, using efficient, informed, and sustainable practices in both disaster relief and broad community partnership to positively shift health outcomes.

Through our work at the Clinic and our community health initiatives, we address health inequities at the ground level while strengthening communal bonds, celebrating love for music, and showing gratitude for culture bearers.

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 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 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

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection


New Orleans Musicians' Assistance Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 55.28 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 21.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 9% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

New Orleans Musicians' Assistance Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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New Orleans Musicians' Assistance Foundation

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of New Orleans Musicians' Assistance Foundation’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$258,915 $160,212 $290,614 $677,741 -$490,028
As % of expenses -29.9% 19.6% 10.6% 49.8% -37.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$259,398 $159,272 $289,811 $675,472 -$492,343
As % of expenses -29.9% 19.5% 10.5% 49.6% -37.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $609,213 $881,335 $2,912,575 $1,960,903 $1,551,965
Total revenue, % change over prior year -29.7% 44.7% 230.5% -32.7% -20.9%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 1.2% 1.6% 0.7% 1.8% 2.7%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.1% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 96.9% 96.6% 98.6% 92.4% 96.6%
Other revenue 1.9% 1.8% 0.7% 4.7% 0.7%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $866,993 $815,538 $2,754,229 $1,360,561 $1,313,989
Total expenses, % change over prior year 15.6% -5.9% 237.7% -50.6% -3.4%
Personnel 12.8% 9.8% 4.4% 13.3% 19.6%
Professional fees 6.2% 5.8% 2.0% 4.9% 11.0%
Occupancy 5.8% 7.1% 2.0% 6.0% 4.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 6.8% 7.2% 64.0% 6.5% 3.6%
All other expenses 68.3% 70.2% 27.6% 69.3% 61.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $867,476 $816,478 $2,755,032 $1,362,830 $1,316,304
One month of savings $72,249 $67,962 $229,519 $113,380 $109,499
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $1,405 $1,751 $2,838 $6,162 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $941,130 $886,191 $2,987,389 $1,482,372 $1,425,803

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 20.2 24.4 8.4 23.1 23.1
Months of cash and investments 20.2 24.4 8.4 23.1 23.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 19.8 23.4 8.2 22.5 18.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,458,285 $1,656,986 $1,934,367 $2,614,926 $2,530,020
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $26,027 $27,778 $15,347 $21,509 $21,509
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 93.3% 90.8% 70.0% 60.5% 71.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 2.4% 4.6% 3.4% 2.5% 3.0%
Unrestricted net assets $1,435,314 $1,594,586 $1,884,397 $2,559,869 $2,067,526
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $393,620
Total net assets $1,435,314 $1,594,586 $1,884,397 $2,559,869 $2,461,146

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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Director of External Strategic Affairs, Co-Founder and President

Mrs. Bethany Bultman

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

New Orleans Musicians' Assistance Foundation

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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New Orleans Musicians' Assistance Foundation

Board of directors
as of 10/10/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Bethany Bultman

New Orleans Musicians' Assistance Foundation

Term: 2005 -

Cathi Fontentot, M.D.

NOMC Co-founder & Medical Director LSUHSC Professor of Clinical Medicine Associate Dean of Alumni Affairs, LSU School of Medicine

Darvelle Hutchins, Ph.D.

Former Director for Diversity and Inclusion Education Office of Diversity and Inclusion, LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans

Joel Sellers

NOMAF Treasurer, Management Consultant - Our Lady of the Lake

Bethany Bultman

Co-Founder & CEO - New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation

Cathy Norman

NOMAF Vice President, Attorney

Robert Post

Medical Director - Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans

E. Johann Bultman

NOMAF Secretary, Co-Founder & Financial Director - New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation

Board leadership practices

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/10/2023

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