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Little Kids Rock

Empowering and equipping teachers to create music programs as diverse as the students they serve.

92.36

271 Grove Ave., Bldg E2 Verona, NJ 07044
tel: (973) 746-8248   Web Site
EIN: 94-3396568

Board Leadership
Mark Lipson
Chair

CEO
David Wish
CEO and Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.36
  Financial 89.20
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

89.20

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
82.2%
  Administrative Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.81
  Program Expenses Growth 35.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Little Kids Rock on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Little Kids Rock on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Little Kids Rock (NJ) 92.36
Free Spirit Media (IL) 93.62
Exploring the Arts (NY) 87.83
The Ghetto Film School (NY) 94.41
Young Audiences (NY) 85.36

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Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. The organization partners with school districts to train public school teachers in its innovative Modern Band curriculum, and donates all the instruments and resources needed to teach popular music in a way that empowers students to experience instant achievement. Little Kids Rock is a pioneer and leader in the area of youth-centered music education in our nation's public school system, now bringing free, weekly music lessons to more than 250,000 students, through the efforts of more than 1,700 teachers volunteering in 124 public school districts nationwide. Since its inception as a single after-school guitar class, Little Kids Rock has since exploded into a national movement that to date has served more than 500,000 students. More info at www.littlekidsrock.org

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,222,477
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $658,142
   Related Organizations $537,852
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,418,471
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,418,471
   Other Revenue $183,104
TOTAL REVENUE $4,601,575
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,025,814
   Administrative Expenses $116,632
   Fundraising Expenses $648,489
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,790,935
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $810,640
   
Net Assets $2,251,381

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Music Education $2,099,291 69.4%
Musical Instruments $926,523 30.6%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.36
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 09/01/2015 93.48
2013-12 05/01/2015 92.89
2012-12 12/20/2013 95.48
2011-12 09/01/2012 95.21
2010-12 04/01/2012 94.51
2009-12 12/01/2011 97.23
2009-12 11/01/2011 96.04
2009-12 09/20/2011 75.80
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 96.09
2008-12 03/01/2010 93.90
2007-12 02/01/2009 93.66
2006-12 05/01/2008 93.05

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

EIN 94-3396568
Name in IRS Master File LITTLE KIDS ROCK INC
NTEE Code A6C
NTEE Classification Music Groups, Bands, Ensembles
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 February, 2002
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$137,083 3.61% David Wish Executive Director

Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. The organization partners with school districts to train public school teachers in its innovative Modern Band curriculum, and donates all the instruments and resources needed to teach popular music in a way that empowers students to experience instant achievement. Little Kids Rock is a pioneer and leader in the area of youth-centered music education in our nation's public school system, now bringing free, weekly music lessons to more than 250,000 students, through the efforts of more than 1,700 teachers volunteering in 124 public school districts nationwide. Since its inception as a single after-school guitar class, Little Kids Rock has since exploded into a national movement that to date has served more than 500,000 students. More info at www.littlekidsrock.org

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Little Kids Rock (NJ) 92.36
Inner-City Arts (CA) 89.25
The Wooden Floor (CA) 87.86
Settlement Music School (PA) 88.05
Free Spirit Media (IL) 93.62

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Charity Contact Info

Little Kids Rock
271 Grove Ave., Bldg E2
Verona, NJ 07044
tel: (973) 746-8248
fax: (973) 746-8240
EIN: 94-3396568

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Board Leadership

Mark Lipson
Chair

CEO

David Wish
CEO and Founder

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