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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Education Through Music, Inc. (New York)

Promoting and supporting music instruction in disadvantaged schools

94.53

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
Janice Weinman
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.53
  Financial 92.27
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 under-resourced 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 non-music 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 also provides advisory services to organizations and schools around the United States, including advising two independent 501(c)(3) organizations that replicate our model in schools in the Los Angeles and Denver communities.

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 under-resourced 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 non-music 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 also provides advisory services to organizations and schools around the United States, including advising two independent 501(c)(3) organizations that replicate our model in schools in the Los Angeles and Denver communities.

Financial

92.27

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
84.2%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.57
  Program Expenses Growth 12.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.2%
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.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, DOE regulations
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
In March and April 2019, ETM’s program and evaluation staff led three focus group sessions of music teachers, engaging teachers of varying experience levels to gather from them feedback and insights on training Feedback revealed that music teachers were interested in having more time to informally network with their peers; teachers were positive about using a tiered model for classroom management and lesson planning sessions; teachers wanted more content focus on working with students with special needs; and teachers valued chances to learn from each other’s best practices ETM incorporated teacher suggestions into training design for the summer 2019 Academy and subsequent workshops
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Education Through Music, Inc. (New York) (NY) 94.53
Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (IL) 91.02
Center for Creative Education (FL) 100.00
Artists For Humanity (MA) 85.16
The Ghetto Film School (NY) 91.30

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,119,143
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $890,074
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $297,200
Total Contributions $3,306,417
   Program Service Revenue $2,210,113
Total Primary Revenue $5,516,530
   Other Revenue $33,900
TOTAL REVENUE $5,550,430
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,902,829
   Administrative Expenses $237,502
   Fundraising Expenses $566,568
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,706,899
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-156,469
   
Net Assets $3,096,060

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
2019-08 06/01/2021 94.53
2018-08 03/01/2020 94.20
2017-08 12/21/2018 93.96
2016-08 03/01/2018 93.92
2015-08 03/01/2017 95.95
2014-08 06/01/2016 93.58
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 94.36
2013-08 05/01/2015 93.62
2013-08 04/01/2015 93.02
2012-08 12/01/2013 93.34
2011-08 12/01/2012 92.95
2010-08 11/01/2011 91.22
2009-08 09/20/2011 92.96
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 85.61
2008-08 02/01/2010 92.37
2007-08 10/01/2008 95.55
2006-08 08/01/2007 92.90

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$167,371 2.93% Penny Swift Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$189,130 3.31% Katherine Damkohler Former Executive Director
$18,409 0.32% Joseph Amodeo Interim Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Education Through Music, Inc. (New York) (NY) 94.53
Third Street Music School Settlement (NY) 93.55
Young Audiences (NY) 86.74
Music Academy of the West (CA) 91.55
Interlochen Center for the Arts (MI) 91.43

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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

Janice Weinman
Executive Director

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