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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Tipitina's Foundation

Supporting Louisiana and New Orleans musicians, and preserving their unique musical cultures

one star

59.75

6401 Stars and Stripes Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70126
tel: (504) 309-7934   Web Site
EIN: 56-2343978

Board Leadership
Roland Von Kurnatowski & Mary Von Kurnatowski
Co-Chairs, Founders

CEO
Donald Harrison Jr.
Artistic Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 59.75 one star
  Financial 61.58 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 58.00 one star
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Tipitina's Foundation, established in 2003, has worked diligently to uplift the music community of Louisiana. The mission of the Tipitina's Foundation is to support Louisiana and New Orleans' irreplaceable music community and preserve the state's unique musical cultures. The history of the Tipitina's Foundation originates from the Tipitina's music venue, a revered New Orleans cultural icon that continues to be instrumental in the development and promotion of Louisiana music around the world. The Foundation works to support childhood music education, the professional development of adult musicians, and the increased profile and viability of Louisiana music as a cultural, educational, and economic resource.

The Tipitina's Foundation, established in 2003, has worked diligently to uplift the music community of Louisiana. The mission of the Tipitina's Foundation is to support Louisiana and New Orleans' irreplaceable music community and preserve the state's unique musical cultures. The history of the Tipitina's Foundation originates from the Tipitina's music venue, a revered New Orleans cultural icon that continues to be instrumental in the development and promotion of Louisiana music around the world. The Foundation works to support childhood music education, the professional development of adult musicians, and the increased profile and viability of Louisiana music as a cultural, educational, and economic resource.

Financial

one star

61.58

Accountability & Transparency

one star

58.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
64.3%
  Administrative Expenses 29.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.14
  Program Expenses Growth -15.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 74.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tipitina's Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Tipitina's Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tipitina's Foundation (LA) 59.75 one star
Allied Arts (OK) 88.36 three stars
MusiCares (CA) 93.92 four stars
National Book Foundation (NY) 89.39 three stars
Foundation for Contemporary Arts (NY) 88.93 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $763,061
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $113,287
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $12,000
Total Contributions $888,348
   Program Service Revenue $3,899
Total Primary Revenue $892,247
   Other Revenue $18,407
TOTAL REVENUE $910,654
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $680,526
   Administrative Expenses $237,813
   Fundraising Expenses $84,381
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,002,720
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-92,066
   
Net Assets $174,500

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
Instruments A'Comin $390,209 57.3%
Internship Program $135,518 19.9%
Music Co-op $84,367 12.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 07/01/2019 59.75 one star
2017-12 05/01/2019 59.85 one star
2016-12 05/01/2018 58.89 one star
2015-12 05/01/2017 65.93 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 67.64 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 68.37 one star
2013-12 07/01/2015 66.27 one star
2012-12 10/01/2013 54.53 zero star
2011-12 03/01/2013 51.48 zero star
2010-12 04/01/2012 64.39 one star
2009-12 02/01/2012 62.04 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 56-2343978
Name in IRS Master File TIPITINAS FOUNDATION 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 October, 2003
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Tipitina's Foundation (LA) 59.75 one star
The Field (NY) 85.85 three stars
Dance/USA (DC) 88.36 three stars
American Theatre Wing (NY) 92.80 four stars
League of American Orchestras (NY) 91.27 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Tipitina's Foundation
6401 Stars and Stripes Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70126
tel: (504) 309-7934
fax: (504) 309-7928
EIN: 56-2343978

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Board Leadership

Roland Von Kurnatowski & Mary Von Kurnatowski
Co-Chairs, Founders

CEO

Donald Harrison Jr.
Artistic Director

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