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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Lutheran Music Program

Home of the Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival

two stars

72.53

P.O. Box 8687 Minneapolis, MN 55408
tel: (612) 879-9555   Web Site
EIN: 47-0638445

Board Leadership
Brian Becker
Chair

CEO
Thomas Bandar
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 72.53 two stars
  Financial 62.75 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Lutheran Music Program transforms lives and connects people through faith and music. The three values which we embrace are musical excellence, Lutheran faith and a nurturing community. Our vision is to see churches and communities renewed through music for the sake of the world. Founded in 1981, Lutheran Music Program is home to Lutheran Summer Music (LSM), a four-week residential training and performance program. Each summer, LSM brings together 150+ band, orchestra, choir, and keyboard students from the U.S. and abroad in a supportive, intentional community.

Lutheran Music Program transforms lives and connects people through faith and music. The three values which we embrace are musical excellence, Lutheran faith and a nurturing community. Our vision is to see churches and communities renewed through music for the sake of the world. Founded in 1981, Lutheran Music Program is home to Lutheran Summer Music (LSM), a four-week residential training and performance program. Each summer, LSM brings together 150+ band, orchestra, choir, and keyboard students from the U.S. and abroad in a supportive, intentional community.

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Financial

one star

62.75

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
68.4%
  Administrative Expenses 18.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lutheran Music Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lutheran Music Program on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lutheran Music Program (MN) 72.53 two stars
The Lark (NY) 89.57 three stars
Downtown Community Television Center (NY) 91.45 four stars
Allied Arts (OK) 88.36 three stars
The Kitchen (NY) 87.95 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $574,262
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $574,262
   Program Service Revenue $253,733
Total Primary Revenue $827,995
   Other Revenue $97,912
TOTAL REVENUE $925,907
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $523,290
   Administrative Expenses $145,449
   Fundraising Expenses $125,091
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $793,830
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $132,077
   
Net Assets $1,830,415

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
Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival $523,290 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 05/01/2020 72.53 two stars
2018-09 06/01/2019 75.09 two stars
2017-09 07/01/2018 79.63 two stars
2016-09 11/01/2017 76.28 two stars
2015-09 09/01/2016 76.68 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 83.58 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 09/01/2015 73.80 two stars
2013-09 08/01/2014 81.57 three stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 88.14 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 47-0638445
Name in IRS Master File LUTHERAN MUSIC PROGRAM
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (46) Private school
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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 December, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$83,899 10.56% Thomas Bandar Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lutheran Music Program (MN) 72.53 two stars
League of American Orchestras (NY) 91.27 four stars
Grantmakers in the Arts (NY) 87.76 three stars
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (NY) 91.39 four stars
Downtown Community Television Center (NY) 91.45 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lutheran Music Program
P.O. Box 8687
Minneapolis, MN 55408
tel: (612) 879-9555
EIN: 47-0638445

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 8687
Minneapolis, MN 55408

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Board Leadership

Brian Becker
Chair

CEO

Thomas Bandar
Executive Director

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