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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Midori & Friends

Making Music, Building Futures

four stars

91.24

352 Seventh Avenue Suite 301
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 767-1300   Web Site
EIN: 13-3682472

Board Leadership
Peter Glaser
Chair

CEO
Suzanne Wilson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.24 four stars
  Financial 87.62 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1992 by the world-renowned violinist, Midori, and a committed board of directors, Midori & Friends has enhanced the lives of almost 200,000 under-served New York City children and their families through providing high-quality music education programs and initiatives. We serve over 15,000 students annually in 40 public schools and community agency sites within New York City's most disadvantaged communities. Focusing on children with little or no access to the arts, our programs are offered at no cost to students and available to all children regardless of their musical ability, education, or economic background. In many cases, our music programs provide the first experiences in which children become engaged in school, realize a sense of accomplishment, and attain self-confidence.

Founded in 1992 by the world-renowned violinist, Midori, and a committed board of directors, Midori & Friends has enhanced the lives of almost 200,000 under-served New York City children and their families through providing high-quality music education programs and initiatives. We serve over 15,000 students annually in 40 public schools and community agency sites within New York City's most disadvantaged communities. Focusing on children with little or no access to the arts, our programs are offered at no cost to students and available to all children regardless of their musical ability, education, or economic background. In many cases, our music programs provide the first experiences in which children become engaged in school, realize a sense of accomplishment, and attain self-confidence.

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Financial

three stars

87.62

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
76.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth 14.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Midori & Friends on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Midori & Friends on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Midori & Friends (NY) 91.24 four stars
COCA (MO) 85.38 three stars
Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington (OR) 89.24 three stars
The Wooden Floor (CA) 89.60 three stars
Joy of Music Program (MA) 88.92 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $350,780
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $994,750
Total Contributions $1,345,530
   Program Service Revenue $314,411
Total Primary Revenue $1,659,941
   Other Revenue $874
TOTAL REVENUE $1,660,815
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,419,891
   Administrative Expenses $158,082
   Fundraising Expenses $186,370
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,764,343
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-103,528
   
Net Assets $1,380,463

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
12 Notes Instrument Instruction Program $1,163,771 82.0%
Signature Concert & Workshop Series $241,252 17.0%
Professional Development Series $14,868 1.0%

Ratings History
Midori & Friends has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 04/01/2019 91.24 four stars
2017-06 04/01/2018 92.43 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 83.19 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 82.36 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 81.68 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/08/2016 79.09 two stars
2015-06 04/01/2016 78.24 two stars
2014-06 03/01/2015 76.85 two stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 76.46 two stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 76.29 two stars
2013-06 04/01/2014 74.18 two stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 69.29 one star
2011-06 04/01/2013 76.09 two 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 13-3682472
Name in IRS Master File MIDORI FOUNDATION INC
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 (90) Cultural performances
(149) Other instruction and training
(59) Other school related 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 November, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$178,559 10.12% Suzanne Wilson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Midori & Friends (NY) 91.24 four stars
Exploring the Arts (NY) 86.43 three stars
Marwen (IL) 86.93 three stars
Settlement Music School (PA) 93.82 four stars
Third Street Music School Settlement (NY) 93.48 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Midori & Friends
352 Seventh Avenue
Suite 301
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 767-1300
EIN: 13-3682472

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Board Leadership

Peter Glaser
Chair

CEO

Suzanne Wilson
Executive Director

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