MusiCares helps the humans behind music because music gives so much to the world.


MusiCares provides a safety net of critical health and welfare services to the music community in three key areas:

  • Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Services: Support, referrals, and emergency financial assistance for counseling, psychiatric care, inpatient treatment, coaching, intensive outpatient care, sober living and more.

  • Health Services: Financial assistance during medical crises and preventive services such as dental and medical screenings, hearing clinics, and vocal health workshops.

  • Human Services: Support for basic living expenses like rent, utilities, car payments and insurance premiums in times of hardship, plus programs addressing affordable housing, career development, legal issues and senior services.


Service: We lead with compassion using expertise to offer customized support. We believe empathy and kindness within the music community heals all involved.

Inclusivity: We provide a sense of belonging in a meaningful, accessible community not just an industry. We unify all people behind music with the people who support them.

Empowerment: We uplift those facing challenges, creating a safe space to get advice, access resources, and be heard. We want the music community to thrive, not just survive.

Integrity: We are committed to our values and follow through on our promises. Clients and donors know they are safe with us.

Visit our Get Help page to apply for assistance.


MusiCares helps the humans behind music because music gives so much to the world. Offering preventive, emergency, and recovery programs, MusiCares is a safety net supporting the health and welfare of the music community. Founded by the Recording Academy in 1989 as a U.S. based, independent 501(c)(3) charity, MusiCares safeguards the well-being of all music people through direct financial grant programs, networks of support resources, and tailored crisis relief efforts. For more information please visit:

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