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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Youth Orchestra of the Americas

Music transforming lives

three stars

82.17

1342 Florida Ave NW Washington, DC 20009
tel: (703) 236-0010   Web Site
EIN: 52-2309214

Board Leadership
Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg
Founding Chairman

CEO
Katarina Weir
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.17 three stars
  Financial 77.32 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Youth Orchestra of the Americas (YOA) is a world-class symphony orchestra of 100 musical leaders, ages 18 to 30, representing more than 25 countries in the Western Hemisphere. YOA'S mission is to bring together energetic, talented musicians to pursue excellence and celebrate cultural diversity as a catalyst for social change. In ten years, YOA has become an international brand by bringing renowned artists from Yo-Yo Ma to Valery Gergiev, from Plácido Domingo to Philip Glass into the lives of underserved communities, young musicians, and diverse audiences.

The Youth Orchestra of the Americas (YOA) is a world-class symphony orchestra of 100 musical leaders, ages 18 to 30, representing more than 25 countries in the Western Hemisphere. YOA'S mission is to bring together energetic, talented musicians to pursue excellence and celebrate cultural diversity as a catalyst for social change. In ten years, YOA has become an international brand by bringing renowned artists from Yo-Yo Ma to Valery Gergiev, from Plácido Domingo to Philip Glass into the lives of underserved communities, young musicians, and diverse audiences.

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Financial

two stars

77.32

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 154.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Youth Orchestra of the Americas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Youth Orchestra of the Americas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Youth Orchestra of the Americas (DC) 82.17 three stars
New York Philharmonic (NY) 85.87 three stars
San Francisco Symphony (CA) 88.84 three stars
Boston Landmarks Orchestra (MA) 86.17 three stars
Charleston Symphony Orchestra (SC) 86.74 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,351,658
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $215,355
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,567,013
   Program Service Revenue $67,550
Total Primary Revenue $1,634,563
   Other Revenue $344
TOTAL REVENUE $1,634,907
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,601,373
   Administrative Expenses $125,184
   Fundraising Expenses $178,221
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,904,778
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-269,871
   
Net Assets $-134,794

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 09/03/2019 82.17 three stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 86.84 three stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 80.68 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 81.08 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 80.68 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 78.29 two stars
2013-09 04/01/2015 89.48 three stars
2012-09 06/01/2014 86.82 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 52-2309214
Name in IRS Master File YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF THE AMERICAS INCORPORATED
NTEE Code A69
NTEE Classification Symphony Orchestras
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 September, 2001
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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$122,267 6.41% Katarina Weir Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$122,384 6.42% Mark Gillespie Creative Director, General Manager

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Youth Orchestra of the Americas (DC) 82.17 three stars
The Amarillo Symphony (TX) 88.67 three stars
Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale (TX) 90.14 four stars
Handel and Haydn Society (MA) 85.91 three stars
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LA) 86.72 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Youth Orchestra of the Americas
1342 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (703) 236-0010
EIN: 52-2309214

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Board Leadership

Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg
Founding Chairman

CEO

Katarina Weir
Executive Director

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