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Chicago Children's Choir

Shaping the future by making a difference in the lives of children and youth through musical expression.

three stars

85.09

78 East Washington Street 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
tel: (312) 849-8300   Web Site
EIN: 51-0140419

Board Leadership
David Koo
Chair

CEO
Josephine Lee
President and Artistic Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.09 three stars
  Financial 80.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1956 during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Chicago Children's Choir is a nonprofit organization committed to peacefully uniting a diverse world through education, musical expression and excellence.
Serving more than 4,300 children annually, Chicago Children's Choir empowers singers to bridge cultural divides and become ambassadors of peace in their communities. With programs in 79 Chicago schools, 10 after-school neighborhood programs, an ensemble for boys with changing voices and the internationally-acclaimed Voice of Chicago, the diversity of Chicago Children's Choir reflects the cultural landscape of the city.

Founded in 1956 during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Chicago Children's Choir is a nonprofit organization committed to peacefully uniting a diverse world through education, musical expression and excellence.
Serving more than 4,300 children annually, Chicago Children's Choir empowers singers to bridge cultural divides and become ambassadors of peace in their communities. With programs in 79 Chicago schools, 10 after-school neighborhood programs, an ensemble for boys with changing voices and the internationally-acclaimed Voice of Chicago, the diversity of Chicago Children's Choir reflects the cultural landscape of the city.

Financial

three stars

80.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 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)
72.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.71
  Program Expenses Growth 8.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Children's Choir on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Children's Choir on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Children's Choir (IL) 85.09 three stars
Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (IL) 90.38 four stars
The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation (CA) 93.91 four stars
Interlochen Center for the Arts (MI) 85.90 three stars
Little Kids Rock (NJ) 88.90 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,571,566
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,103,966
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $42,100
Total Contributions $2,717,632
   Program Service Revenue $1,767,401
Total Primary Revenue $4,485,033
   Other Revenue $122,064
TOTAL REVENUE $4,607,097
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,401,973
   Administrative Expenses $623,883
   Fundraising Expenses $785,665
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,811,521
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-204,424
   
Net Assets $3,798,874

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
Neighborhood Choir Program $1,311,810 38.6%
Voice of Chicago $1,090,755 32.1%
In-School Program $999,408 29.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2021 85.09 three stars
2019-06 12/23/2020 82.60 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 84.07 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 82.06 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 82.63 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 85.77 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 88.53 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.91 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 87.44 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 75.09 two stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 79.26 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 51-0140419
Name in IRS Master File CHICAGO CHILDRENS CHOIR
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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 September, 1975
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
$189,336 3.93% Josephine Lee President & Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Children's Choir (IL) 85.09 three stars
The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation (CA) 93.91 four stars
Inner-City Arts (CA) 92.21 four stars
Center for Creative Education (FL) 100.00 four stars
The Harlem School of the Arts (NY) 88.08 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Chicago Children's Choir
78 East Washington Street
5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
tel: (312) 849-8300
EIN: 51-0140419

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Board Leadership

David Koo
Chair

CEO

Josephine Lee
President and Artistic Director

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