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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

VocalEssence

Champions choral music of all genres

three stars

89.76

1900 Nicollet Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403
tel: (612) 547-1451   Web Site
EIN: 41-1363849

Board Leadership
David L. Mona
President

CEO
Mary Ann Aufderheide
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.76 three stars
  Financial 86.09 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

VocalEssence champions choral music of all genres, celebrating the vocal experience through innovative concerts, commissions, and community engagement programs. Based in Minnesota, VocalEssence presents choral music concerts in the Twin Cities area, featuring the VocalEssence Chorus and Ensemble Singers. Beyond its work in performances and recordings of choral music, VocalEssence reaches into the community with programs that impact thousands of students, singers and composers every year

VocalEssence champions choral music of all genres, celebrating the vocal experience through innovative concerts, commissions, and community engagement programs. Based in Minnesota, VocalEssence presents choral music concerts in the Twin Cities area, featuring the VocalEssence Chorus and Ensemble Singers. Beyond its work in performances and recordings of choral music, VocalEssence reaches into the community with programs that impact thousands of students, singers and composers every year

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Financial

three stars

86.09

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
72.2%
  Administrative Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.48
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by VocalEssence on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by VocalEssence on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
VocalEssence (MN) 89.76 three stars
Palm Beach Opera (FL) 86.11 three stars
Opera Omaha (NE) 96.90 four stars
Sarasota Opera (FL) 86.30 three stars
San Francisco Opera (CA) 87.46 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,344,986
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $320,692
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $280,713
Total Contributions $1,946,391
   Program Service Revenue $273,651
Total Primary Revenue $2,220,042
   Other Revenue $440,178
TOTAL REVENUE $2,660,220
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,405,270
   Administrative Expenses $240,622
   Fundraising Expenses $294,749
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,940,641
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $719,579
   
Net Assets $5,564,603

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
Artistic Series $843,908 60.1%
Education/Community Engagement $399,859 28.4%
Special Programs $161,503 11.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 05/01/2019 89.76 three stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 87.91 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 93.97 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 91.07 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 83.75 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2014 78.96 two 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 41-1363849
Name in IRS Master File VOCALESSENCE
NTEE Code A68
NTEE Classification Music
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
(29) Other religious activities
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 December, 1979
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$129,048 6.64% Mary Ann Aufderheide Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
VocalEssence (MN) 89.76 three stars
Lyric Opera of Kansas City (MO) 90.64 four stars
Glimmerglass Festival (NY) 86.21 three stars
Cincinnati Opera (OH) 91.06 four stars
Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre (UT) 86.05 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

VocalEssence
1900 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
tel: (612) 547-1451
fax: (612) 547-1484
EIN: 41-1363849

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Board Leadership

David L. Mona
President

CEO

Mary Ann Aufderheide
Executive Director

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