The New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation (NOMAF) evolved from the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to expand its mission and promise to keep New Orleans music alive by sustaining New Orleans' traditional music cultures through our Gig Fund and our Emergency Fund.

Since 1998, the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic (NOMC) has been dedicated to keeping New Orleans’ performers alive in body, mind, and spirit by providing comprehensive health care and mental health/social services. As the “medical home” for more than 2,000 local musicians and tradition bearers, the NOMC's Culture of Caring Model provides cost-efficient access to high quality healthcare and wellness programs for our patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

Lionel Ferbos Memorial Concert

On November 9th, 2014   the Holt – Burnett Memorial Fund (of the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation Gig Fund) and the New Orleans Jazz Celebration presents a FREE and open to the public memorial concert in honor of Lionel Ferbos.  New Orleans Rag Time Orchestra, Lionel Ferbos’ band, will play from 5 – 6 PM

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The New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation: Sustaining Musicians in Mind, Body and Spirit

The New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation operates strictly in accordance with its title. And it just so happens that its title is a pretty broad one. In addition to being an actual health care provider, through its relationship with the New Orleans Musicians Clinic, the foundation also provides critical assistance such as rent, utility payments and actual performance fees for musicians meeting its criteria for help…
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A Message from Big Chief Bo Dollis on behalf of the NOMC

Dear New Orleans Music Lovers,
I’m writing you today on behalf of the Dollis family, the Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indians and all those other 2499 musicians and tradition bearers who depend on the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic to provide health care – keeping both us AND our culture alive.

Let me tell you first hand why I’m asking for your support for the clinic that means so much to us. By this time in 2005, the New Orleans Musicians Clinic (NOMC) was re-opened and operating, offering both health care and gig support so my fellow musicians and I could come back home. Two years later, when I suffered a massive stroke, the NOMC took care of me and I continue to undergo daily dialysis for kidney failure. Like it has been for so many other musicians, the NOMC is there every step of the way. The NOMC gives us hope.

Thousands of New Orleans musicians are at risk of losing access to healthcare

The New Orleans Musicians Clinic is trying to raise money to help close the coverage gap.

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Lack of Medicaid expansion leaves 87% of state’s poor adults without coverage, report says

The Times-Picayune | October 16, 2013
Eighty-seven percent of all non-elderly Louisiana adults living in poverty will not have access to government subsidized health insurance in 2014 despite a new national health-care law that was designed to extend coverage to more people. Read More

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How to Donate

NOMAF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Tax ID # 20-8135939

Thank you for your donation to the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation. You may donate online or mail your donation to us directly.

To Donate Online, please click here:

To send a check, please make your check payable to “NOMAF” and mail to:

1525 Louisiana Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115

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