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Education Through Music, Inc. (New York)

Promoting and supporting music instruction in disadvantaged schools

four stars

93.92

122 East 42nd Street Suite 1501
New York, NY 10168
tel: (212) 972-4788   Web Site
EIN: 13-3613210

Board Leadership
Richard I. Bernstein
Chair

CEO
Katherine Damkohler
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.92 four stars
  Financial 91.41 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1991, Education Through Music (ETM) promotes and supports music instruction in disadvantaged schools in order to enhance students' academic performance and general development. ETM forms long-term partnerships with inner-city elementary and middle schools that lack the resources to develop school-wide music programs. We ensure high-quality instruction by hiring qualified music teachers, providing ongoing training, and performing regular program assessments. We encourage academic teachers and music teachers to collaborate so that music can reinforce learning and development in all areas. And we help schools embrace music as a core subject by involving all members of the school community. ETM provides advisory services to organizations and schools around the United States, including ETM-LA, Inc., an organization founded in 2006, which we have licensed to implement our model in Los Angeles.

Founded in 1991, Education Through Music (ETM) promotes and supports music instruction in disadvantaged schools in order to enhance students' academic performance and general development. ETM forms long-term partnerships with inner-city elementary and middle schools that lack the resources to develop school-wide music programs. We ensure high-quality instruction by hiring qualified music teachers, providing ongoing training, and performing regular program assessments. We encourage academic teachers and music teachers to collaborate so that music can reinforce learning and development in all areas. And we help schools embrace music as a core subject by involving all members of the school community. ETM provides advisory services to organizations and schools around the United States, including ETM-LA, Inc., an organization founded in 2006, which we have licensed to implement our model in Los Angeles.

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Financial

four stars

91.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
81.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth 18.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Education Through Music, Inc. (New York) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Education Through Music, Inc. (New York) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Education Through Music, Inc. (New York) (NY) 93.92 four stars
Joy of Music Program (MA) 89.45 three stars
Merit School of Music (IL) 91.86 four stars
Inner-City Arts (CA) 90.29 four stars
Settlement Music School (PA) 90.42 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,276,725
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $575,109
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $276,000
Total Contributions $3,127,834
   Program Service Revenue $1,807,853
Total Primary Revenue $4,935,687
   Other Revenue $8,342
TOTAL REVENUE $4,944,029
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,493,279
   Administrative Expenses $271,586
   Fundraising Expenses $547,482
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,312,347
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $631,682
   
Net Assets $2,779,732

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
Education Through Music, Inc. (New York) has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-08 03/01/2018 93.92 four stars
2015-08 03/01/2017 95.95 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 93.58 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 94.36 four stars
2013-08 05/01/2015 93.62 four stars
2013-08 04/01/2015 93.02 four stars
2012-08 12/01/2013 93.34 four stars
2011-08 12/01/2012 92.95 four stars
2010-08 11/01/2011 91.22 four stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 92.96 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 85.61 three stars
2008-08 02/01/2010 92.37 four stars
2007-08 10/01/2008 95.55 four stars
2006-08 08/01/2007 92.90 four 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 13-3613210
Name in IRS Master File EDUCATION THROUGH MUSIC INC
NTEE Code A99
NTEE Classification Arts, Culture, and Humanities N.E.C.
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, 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 June, 1991
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, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$164,755 3.82% Katherine Damkohler Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Education Through Music, Inc. (New York) (NY) 93.92 four stars
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy (NY) 89.77 three stars
Music Academy of the West (CA) 92.44 four stars
MacPhail Center for Music (MN) 90.56 four stars
Center for Creative Education (FL) 97.95 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Education Through Music, Inc. (New York)
122 East 42nd Street
Suite 1501
New York, NY 10168
tel: (212) 972-4788
fax: (212) 972-4864
EIN: 13-3613210

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Board Leadership

Richard I. Bernstein
Chair

CEO

Katherine Damkohler
Executive Director

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