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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Passionate music making without boundaries

three stars

85.55

236 Huntington Avenue Suite 209
Boston, MA 02115
tel: (617) 236-0999   Web Site
EIN: 04-2678312

Board Leadership
Frank Tempesta
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Elisabeth Christensen
General Manager

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.55 three stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
88.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
  Program Expenses Growth 30.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Philharmonic Orchestra (MA) 85.55 three stars
Allentown Symphony Association (PA) 90.73 four stars
Minnesota Orchestra (MN) 86.20 three stars
Kansas City Symphony (MO) 93.01 four stars
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (MI) 91.83 four stars

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The Boston Philharmonic message rings loud and clear- music making is a privilege and a joy, and above all, a collaborative adventure. The orchestra's season includes performances at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Sanders Theatre at Harvard University and often Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Symphony Hall and Carnegie Hall. The musicians represent the original spirited blend, and account for the passion, high level of participation, and technical accomplishment for which this ensemble is celebrated. The professionals maintain the highest standard, the students keep the focus on training and education, and the gifted amateurs-including doctors, lawyers, teachers, and computer programmers-remind everybody that music-making is an expression of enthusiasm and love.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,769,859
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $170,340
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $13,600
Total Contributions $2,953,799
   Program Service Revenue $438,873
Total Primary Revenue $3,392,672
   Other Revenue $-48,467
TOTAL REVENUE $3,344,205
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,459,588
   Administrative Expenses $238,124
   Fundraising Expenses $137,379
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,835,091
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $509,114
   
Net Assets $866,260

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 12/01/2016 85.55 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.81 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 85.28 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 81.87 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 77.82 two stars
2011-06 04/01/2013 81.61 three 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 04-2678312
Name in IRS Master File BOSTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CORPORATION
NTEE Code A69
NTEE Classification Symphony Orchestras
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
(995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
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 August, 1979
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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
$85,000 2.99% Elisabeth Christensen Managing Director

The Boston Philharmonic message rings loud and clear- music making is a privilege and a joy, and above all, a collaborative adventure. The orchestra's season includes performances at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Sanders Theatre at Harvard University and often Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Symphony Hall and Carnegie Hall. The musicians represent the original spirited blend, and account for the passion, high level of participation, and technical accomplishment for which this ensemble is celebrated. The professionals maintain the highest standard, the students keep the focus on training and education, and the gifted amateurs-including doctors, lawyers, teachers, and computer programmers-remind everybody that music-making is an expression of enthusiasm and love.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Philharmonic Orchestra (MA) 85.55 three stars
Minnesota Orchestra (MN) 86.20 three stars
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (NY) 87.38 three stars
Sarasota Orchestra (FL) 93.57 four stars
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (MI) 91.83 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
236 Huntington Avenue
Suite 209
Boston, MA 02115
tel: (617) 236-0999
fax: (617) 236-8613
EIN: 04-2678312

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Board Leadership

Frank Tempesta
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Elisabeth Christensen
General Manager

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