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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

American Bach Soloists

Promoting artistic excellence, and sustaining the musical heritage of historical cultures.

three stars

84.92

P.O. Box 421986 San Francisco, CA 94142
tel: (415) 621-7900   Web Site
EIN: 68-0211969

Board Leadership
Hugh Davies
President

CEO
Don Scott Carpenter
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.92 three stars
  Financial 84.85 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The American Bach Soloists (“ABS”) were founded in 1989 with the mission of introducing contemporary audiences to the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach through Historically Informed Performance Practice. We are the leading performers in the field of Baroque music, dedicated to historically informed performances of Bach and his contemporaries. ABS provides meaningful, memorable, and valuable musical experiences for our audiences through inspiring performances and recordings, and it supports the preservation of early music through educational programs for students and emerging professionals.

The American Bach Soloists (“ABS”) were founded in 1989 with the mission of introducing contemporary audiences to the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach through Historically Informed Performance Practice. We are the leading performers in the field of Baroque music, dedicated to historically informed performances of Bach and his contemporaries. ABS provides meaningful, memorable, and valuable musical experiences for our audiences through inspiring performances and recordings, and it supports the preservation of early music through educational programs for students and emerging professionals.

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Financial

three stars

84.85

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
84.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.20
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 70.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Bach Soloists on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Bach Soloists on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Bach Soloists (CA) 84.92 three stars
Princeton Symphony Orchestra (NJ) 93.93 four stars
Dallas Symphony Association (TX) 88.15 three stars
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association (CA) 90.62 four stars
American Composers Orchestra (NY) 85.01 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $610,557
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $97,433
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $69,450
Total Contributions $777,440
   Program Service Revenue $515,424
Total Primary Revenue $1,292,864
   Other Revenue $-10,683
TOTAL REVENUE $1,282,181
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,171,998
   Administrative Expenses $195,293
   Fundraising Expenses $44,884
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,412,175
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-129,994
   
Net Assets $266,484

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 04/01/2020 84.92 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 68-0211969
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$87,550 6.19% Don Scott Carpenter Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Bach Soloists (CA) 84.92 three stars
Chamber Music Northwest (OR) 95.57 four stars
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (MN) 87.75 three stars
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra (IN) 92.22 four stars
New York Youth Symphony (NY) 90.30 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Bach Soloists
P.O. Box 421986
San Francisco, CA 94142
tel: (415) 621-7900
fax: (415) 621-7920
EIN: 68-0211969

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Board Leadership

Hugh Davies
President

CEO

Don Scott Carpenter
Executive Director

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