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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Chorus America

Advocacy, Research, and Leadership Development for the Choral Field

two stars

79.24

1200 18th Street NW Suite 1250
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 331-7577   Web Site
EIN: 23-2062595

Board Leadership
Brian Newhouse
Chair

CEO
Catherine Dehoney
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.24 two stars
  Financial 72.78 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Chorus America is the advocacy, research, and leadership development organization that advances the choral field. We support and serve choral conductors, administrators, board members, and singers with tools, training, peer networking, and access so that choruses are better able to contribute to their communities. Chorus America was founded in 1977 to gain recognition for professional choruses and today represents hundreds of choruses of every kind throughout North America and beyond. More than 2,000 choruses, individuals, businesses, and organizations are members of Chorus America and have access to a wide array of programs, publications, research, and personal services developed for their benefit. These services strengthen their ability to build strong organizations that foster quality choral performances.

Chorus America is the advocacy, research, and leadership development organization that advances the choral field. We support and serve choral conductors, administrators, board members, and singers with tools, training, peer networking, and access so that choruses are better able to contribute to their communities. Chorus America was founded in 1977 to gain recognition for professional choruses and today represents hundreds of choruses of every kind throughout North America and beyond. More than 2,000 choruses, individuals, businesses, and organizations are members of Chorus America and have access to a wide array of programs, publications, research, and personal services developed for their benefit. These services strengthen their ability to build strong organizations that foster quality choral performances.

Financial

two stars

72.78

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
68.3%
  Administrative Expenses 20.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth -0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chorus America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chorus America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chorus America (DC) 79.24 two stars
Park Avenue Armory (NY) 90.31 four stars
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (VA) 93.34 four stars
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (VA) 88.57 three stars
California Film Institute (CA) 85.50 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $670,875
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $272,950
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $91,000
Total Contributions $1,034,825
   Program Service Revenue $350,836
Total Primary Revenue $1,385,661
   Other Revenue $15,592
TOTAL REVENUE $1,401,253
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $964,787
   Administrative Expenses $280,207
   Fundraising Expenses $169,855
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,414,849
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-13,596
   
Net Assets $895,660

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
Projects $537,423 55.7%
Membership Services and Publications $427,364 44.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 11/01/2020 79.24 two stars
2018-08 07/01/2019 79.68 two stars
2017-08 07/01/2018 83.19 three stars
2016-08 11/01/2017 85.29 three stars
2015-08 03/01/2017 86.40 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 79.43 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 08/01/2015 78.07 two stars
2012-08 07/01/2013 78.49 two stars
2011-08 03/01/2013 86.11 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 23-2062595
Name in IRS Master File CHORUS AMERICA ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code A99
NTEE Classification Arts, Culture, and Humanities N.E.C.
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (205) Professional association
(603) Non-financial services of facilities 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 April, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$147,113 10.39% Catherine Dehoney President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chorus America (DC) 79.24 two stars
Denver Center for the Performing Arts (CO) 86.19 three stars
Society of the Four Arts (FL) 87.54 three stars
Arts Cleveland (OH) 89.25 three stars
Music Center (CA) 87.30 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Chorus America
1200 18th Street NW
Suite 1250
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 331-7577
fax: (202) 331-7599
EIN: 23-2062595

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Board Leadership

Brian Newhouse
Chair

CEO

Catherine Dehoney
President & CEO

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