The Martinez Music Mafia (or MMM for short) is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization whose mission is to raise and donate funds to worthy local charities, using music and musicians as a force to bring people together for the good of the community. Our motto is Giving is Giving Back. And having a lot of fun along the way is fine, too!
The MMM began as a loose organization built on the model of the Rat Pack and the Memphis Music Mafia. Over a decade ago, the MMM’s big charity push was an annual Toy Drive around the Holidays and we raised a lot of money for worthy causes each year.
Eventually, we came to two important realizations:
We’re onto something here – we can raise money, have a ton of fun and help the community
We can do more – why limit the efforts to one event?
We decide to stop being quite so loose. We formed the non-profit organization, formed a Board of Directors and dove in.