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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy

Enriching the lives of students and the community

three stars

89.77

179 Pacific Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: (718) 243-9447   Web Site
EIN: 11-3129249

Board Leadership
Marie DeRosa
Chair

CEO
Dianne Berkun Menaker
Founder, Artistic Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.77 three stars
  Financial 90.61 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1992, The Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy (BYCA) offers exceptional music training and choral performances to enrich the lives of its students and community. Through music study and professional-level performing experiences, BYCA unites children of diverse backgrounds and helps them develop into confident and expressive musicians and individuals. BYCA strives to advance the artistic role of youth choruses through innovative concert programming, collaborations, and the commissioning of new choral repertoire. BYCA currently serves more than 450 students in its own building at Cobble Hill and at its Bedford-Stuyvesant Music Annex.

Founded in 1992, The Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy (BYCA) offers exceptional music training and choral performances to enrich the lives of its students and community. Through music study and professional-level performing experiences, BYCA unites children of diverse backgrounds and helps them develop into confident and expressive musicians and individuals. BYCA strives to advance the artistic role of youth choruses through innovative concert programming, collaborations, and the commissioning of new choral repertoire. BYCA currently serves more than 450 students in its own building at Cobble Hill and at its Bedford-Stuyvesant Music Annex.

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Financial

four stars

90.61

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.14
  Program Expenses Growth 14.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy (NY) 89.77 three stars
The Ghetto Film School (NY) 89.32 three stars
DreamYard Project (NY) 86.67 three stars
National YoungArts Foundation (FL) 87.42 three stars
Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington (OR) 89.24 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,757,711
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $243,742
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $277,420
Total Contributions $2,278,873
   Program Service Revenue $951,002
Total Primary Revenue $3,229,875
   Other Revenue $66,657
TOTAL REVENUE $3,296,532
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,093,245
   Administrative Expenses $210,595
   Fundraising Expenses $336,591
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,640,431
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $656,101
   
Net Assets $3,821,515

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
Choral Music Education and Performance $2,093,245 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 89.77 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 86.30 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 86.24 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.69 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 82.58 three stars
2012-07 06/01/2014 85.54 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 11-3129249
Name in IRS Master File BROOKLYN YOUTH CHORUS ACADEMY INC
NTEE Code A6B
NTEE Classification Singing, Choral
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
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 February, 1993
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$132,526 5.01% Elise Bernhardt Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$133,711 5.06% Diane Berkun-Menaker Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy (NY) 89.77 three stars
Music Academy of the West (CA) 92.89 four stars
The Art Institute of Chicago (IL) 89.06 three stars
Marwen (IL) 86.93 three stars
Settlement Music School (PA) 93.82 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy
179 Pacific Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: (718) 243-9447
fax: (718) 855-1371
EIN: 11-3129249

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Board Leadership

Marie DeRosa
Chair

CEO

Dianne Berkun Menaker
Founder, Artistic Director

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