Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Chicago Children's Choir

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

three stars

84.07

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 84.07 three stars
  Financial 83.20 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

83.20

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
76.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.84
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.8%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,501,709
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $900,172
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $57,600
Total Contributions $3,459,481
   Program Service Revenue $1,374,728
Total Primary Revenue $4,834,209
   Other Revenue $94,869
TOTAL REVENUE $4,929,078
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,122,525
   Administrative Expenses $417,082
   Fundraising Expenses $730,562
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,270,169
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $658,909
   
Net Assets $3,904,653

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$178,319 4.17% Josephine Lee President

Mission

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.

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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