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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Bay Chamber Concerts

Transforming lives through high-quality programs, music education, & community outreach.

three stars

86.63

18 Central Street Rockport, ME 04856
tel: (888) 707-2770   Web Site
EIN: 01-6023519

Board Leadership
Alexandra Wolf Fogel
President

CEO
Monica Kelly
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.63 three stars
  Financial 88.49 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1961 by brothers Andrew and Thomas Wolf, Bay Chamber Concerts features world-renowned artists year-round. During July and August, the Summer Music Festival brings classical, jazz and film events to the historic Rockport Opera House and Strand Theatre in Rockland. Throughout the rest of the year, the Performing Arts Series features classical, jazz, world music and dance events. Bay Chamber is also committed to providing educational opportunities to students of all ages. The Bay Chamber Community Music School offers private instruction, orchestral opportunities, and other music education to local musicians and community members of all ages and abilities. For over 50 years, Bay Chamber Concerts has awarded annual prizes and performance opportunities to young Maine Musicians.

Founded in 1961 by brothers Andrew and Thomas Wolf, Bay Chamber Concerts features world-renowned artists year-round. During July and August, the Summer Music Festival brings classical, jazz and film events to the historic Rockport Opera House and Strand Theatre in Rockland. Throughout the rest of the year, the Performing Arts Series features classical, jazz, world music and dance events. Bay Chamber is also committed to providing educational opportunities to students of all ages. The Bay Chamber Community Music School offers private instruction, orchestral opportunities, and other music education to local musicians and community members of all ages and abilities. For over 50 years, Bay Chamber Concerts has awarded annual prizes and performance opportunities to young Maine Musicians.

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Financial

three stars

88.49

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
79.4%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.25
  Program Expenses Growth -0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bay Chamber Concerts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bay Chamber Concerts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
We had eliminated intermission from one of our concert series, but due to audience feedback it was revived the following season
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bay Chamber Concerts (ME) 86.63 three stars
Western Folklife Center (NV) 90.60 four stars
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (VT) 90.23 four stars
Community Arts Music Association (CA) 89.11 three stars
Boch Center (MA) 90.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,023,209
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,023,209
   Program Service Revenue $427,017
Total Primary Revenue $1,450,226
   Other Revenue $90,680
TOTAL REVENUE $1,540,906
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $814,916
   Administrative Expenses $111,770
   Fundraising Expenses $86,020
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,012,706
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $528,200
   
Net Assets $2,568,478

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
Summer and Winter Chamber Music Concerts $439,842 54.0%
Educational Programs $352,090 43.2%
Presentation of Awards $22,984 2.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 08/01/2019 86.63 three stars
2017-08 08/01/2018 76.75 two stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 75.65 two stars
2015-08 03/01/2017 76.27 two stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 79.18 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 08/01/2015 76.80 two stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 81.36 three stars
2011-09 07/01/2013 93.58 four 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 01-6023519
Name in IRS Master File BAY CHAMBER CONCERTS
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 (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(40) Scholarships (other)
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1962
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
$71,307 7.04% Monica Kelly Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$74,863 7.39% Manuel Bagorro Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bay Chamber Concerts (ME) 86.63 three stars
University Musical Society (MI) 93.63 four stars
Denver Center for the Performing Arts (CO) 85.00 three stars
Apollo Theater Foundation (NY) 89.67 three stars
Rockport Music (MA) 89.00 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bay Chamber Concerts
18 Central Street
Rockport, ME 04856
tel: (888) 707-2770
fax: (207) 230-0454
EIN: 01-6023519

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 599
Rockport, ME 04856

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Board Leadership

Alexandra Wolf Fogel
President

CEO

Monica Kelly
Executive Director

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