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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Flying House Productions

OUR VISION A world that accepts and values its gay and lesbian citizens.

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three stars

80.01

319 12th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122
tel: (206) 323-0750   Web Site
EIN: 91-1183859

Board Leadership
Lora Davis
President

CEO
Steven F. Smith
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.01 three stars
  Financial 72.02 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

MISSION
Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus entertain, enlighten, unify and heal our audience and members, using the power of words and music to recognize the value of gay and straight people and their relationships.
ABOUT US
Flying House Productions is home to two of the largest community choruses in America: Seattle Men's Chorus, founded in 1979, which is also the largest gay men's chorus in the world with over 300 singing members; and Seattle Women's Chorus, which made its premier on stage in 2002 and has quickly grown to over 250 singers. Each Chorus has a small ensemble of 9 to 11 members each (Captain Smartypants & Sensible Shoes), which further the mission of the organization by performing as ambassadors for the larger Choruses. We have a base of over 50 volunteer associate members who support both Choruses.
Our full-scale productions expand the possibility of choral performances and have enormous appeal. More than 30,000 people attend the 5-concert season annually.

MISSION
Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus entertain, enlighten, unify and heal our audience and members, using the power of words and music to recognize the value of gay and straight people and their relationships.
ABOUT US
Flying House Productions is home to two of the largest community choruses in America: Seattle Men's Chorus, founded in 1979, which is also the largest gay men's chorus in the world with over 300 singing members; and Seattle Women's Chorus, which made its premier on stage in 2002 and has quickly grown to over 250 singers. Each Chorus has a small ensemble of 9 to 11 members each (Captain Smartypants & Sensible Shoes), which further the mission of the organization by performing as ambassadors for the larger Choruses. We have a base of over 50 volunteer associate members who support both Choruses.
Our full-scale productions expand the possibility of choral performances and have enormous appeal. More than 30,000 people attend the 5-concert season annually.

Impact Information

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This impact information is current as of January 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

72.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
71.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.33
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.85
  Program Expenses Growth -1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Flying House Productions on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Flying House Productions on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Flying House Productions (WA) 80.01 three stars
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (MO) 86.41 three stars
Silkroad (MA) 87.29 three stars
The Delaware Symphony Orchestra (DE) 87.75 three stars
Youth Orchestra of the Americas (DC) 86.84 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $992,220
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $39,684
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $63,148
Total Contributions $1,095,052
   Program Service Revenue $1,107,260
Total Primary Revenue $2,202,312
   Other Revenue $322,877
TOTAL REVENUE $2,525,189
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,551,769
   Administrative Expenses $266,354
   Fundraising Expenses $507,619
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,325,742
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $199,447
   
Net Assets $2,331,987

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
2017-09 02/01/2019 80.01 three stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 81.08 three stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 78.43 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 81.90 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 02/01/2016 78.01 two stars
2013-09 06/01/2015 81.17 three stars
2012-09 02/01/2014 74.88 two stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 72.76 two stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 69.63 one star
2009-09 09/20/2011 79.15 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/22/2010 72.51 two stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 64.79 one star
2007-09 09/01/2008 60.98 one star
2006-09 12/01/2007 60.90 one star
2005-09 03/01/2007 64.28 one star

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

EIN 91-1183859
Name in IRS Master File FLYING HOUSE PRODUCTIONS
NTEE Code A6B
NTEE Classification Singing, Choral
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (89) Singing society or group
(90) Cultural performances
(995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 October, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 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
$104,299 4.48% Steve Smith Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Flying House Productions (WA) 80.01 three stars
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (NY) 91.66 four stars
The Florida Orchestra (FL) 89.92 three stars
Wichita Symphony Society (KS) 92.56 four stars
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (PA) 85.17 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Flying House Productions
319 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
tel: (206) 323-0750
EIN: 91-1183859

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Board Leadership

Lora Davis
President

CEO

Steven F. Smith
Executive Director

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