Youth Development

Charity Music, Inc.

  • Clinton Township, MI
  • www.CharityMusic.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Charity Music is to help cultivate the next upcoming crop of young artists by providing musical instruments on loan, at no charge, to homeless students, disadvantaged youth, and at-risk individuals wishing to explore their hidden musical talents.In addition, we also provide musical instruments, and live entertainment to VA Hospitals nationwide in support of music therapy programs.

Main Programs

  1. Instrument Loan Program
  2. Notes of Appreciation - Music for Our Military
  3. Charity Music Volunteer Center
  4. Music Mentors
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

In the state of Michigan service area, the main focus of Charity Music is their Intermezzo Project which provides musical instruments and music education to homeless students,  as well as at-risk, and disadvantaged youth.

On a national level, the Charity Music "Notes of Appreciation-Music for Our Military" program provides musical instruments and live entertainment to VA facilities throughout the United States of America.
The Charity Music Volunteer Center provides both student, senior and court mandated volunteer opportunities.

ruling year

2005

Principal Officer since 2010

Self-reported

Roger Fachini

Keywords

Self-reported

youth,music,seniors,volunteers, community service service,court mandated,court mandated community service,donate musical instruments,military,organization volunteers,efficient organization,

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Also Known As

Charity Music of Michigan

EIN

20-2155382

Physical Address

Charity Music Volunteer Center 40736 hayes Road

Clinton Township, MI 48038 2545

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Our newly implemented Detroit Drumline provides musical training for inner city youth, and performed in the Detroit Lions halftime ceremony at Comerica Park on Thanksgiving Day 2011. Financial Breakdown for 2011 is as follows:

90.53 % Program Services

06.79 % Mgt and General

02.68 % Fundraising

Programs

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

Program 1

Instrument Loan Program

Provides musical instruments to at-risk and disadvantaged youth.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Homeless

Budget

$125,000.00

Program 2

Notes of Appreciation - Music for Our Military

Provide musical instruments, sheet music, music books, to VA facilities nationwide in support of music therapy and recreation therapy programs.

Category

Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Population(s) Served

Military/Veterans

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Adults

Budget

$75,000.00

Program 3

Charity Music Volunteer Center

The Charity Music Volunteer Center provides volunteer opportunities in support of student school programs, court mandated community service requirements, as well as general public participation.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Offenders/Ex-offenders

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

$80,000.00

Program 4

Music Mentors

Provides music related training to individuals wishing to to explore their hidden music talents. Promote music education by establishing Instrumental Petting Zoos at festivals, fairs and other public locations. As a community service over 75 various musical instruments are made available at no charge for use by event attendees.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$50,000.00

Charting Impact

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The goal of Charity Music Inc., is to help cultivate the next upcoming crop of young artists, by providing musical instruments to both individuals and groups, wishing to explore their hidden musical talents. Individuals served include homeless, at risk, and disadvantaged youth, as well Veterans, and the spouse and dependents of those serving on active duty in our Military, Groups and organization served include VA facilities, and both public and private schools,
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Strategies, both planned and active, include working in collaboration with nonprofit organizations,as well as associations dedicated to the manufacture, distribution, and use of musical instruments.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The Charity Music Volunteer and Donation Center provides the capability to provide services in an efficient and effective manner.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Indicators of continuous improvement and success are depicted in the positive feedback received from our individual clients and organizations served.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    The progress and effectiveness of our programs, systems and procedures, are tracked using various control charts formulated to monitor specific goals and objectives of each program.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

In the state of Michigan service area, the main focus of Charity Music is their Intermezzo Project which provides musical instruments and music education to homeless students,  as well as at-risk, and disadvantaged youth.

On a national level, the Charity Music "Notes of Appreciation-Music for Our Military" program provides musical instruments and live entertainment to VA facilities throughout the United States of America.
The Charity Music Volunteer Center provides both student, senior and court mandated volunteer opportunities.

Funding Needs

Cash Contributions;Grants;Musical Instruments;Sheet Music;In Kind Services;Vintage Musical Instruments;Real Estate

Accreditations

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance

Affiliations + Memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member

Chamber of Commerce

Hands On Network

MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership - Respondent

Points of Light Foundation

United Way Member Agency

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CHARITY MUSIC INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Charity Music, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Roger Fachini

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"We are proud of our accomplishments and thankful for the generous support provided by the community."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr Roger A Fachini Sr

General Dynamics Land Systems - Retired

Term: Jan 2010 - Dec 2012

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