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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Boston Children's Chorus

In pursuit of musical excellence

two stars

79.26

20 Old Colony Avenue Floor 2
Boston, MA 02127
tel: (617) 778-2242   Web Site
EIN: 65-1188279

Board Leadership
Allan Kiser
Chair

CEO
Anthony Trecek-King
Artistic Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.26 two stars
  Financial 71.52 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Boston Children's Chorus envisions a city defined by meaningful relationships among its community members. Through participation in a rigorous choral curriculum supplemented with lessons to foster compassion, BCC singers will use the shared experience of music to create a better understanding of their part in the world around them. BCC is in pursuit of musical excellence, which the organization believes can be used as a tool to create dialogue around difficult issues. By encouraging conversations around these issues, our singers pave the way for a more connected Boston and leading to creative social integration.

Boston Children's Chorus envisions a city defined by meaningful relationships among its community members. Through participation in a rigorous choral curriculum supplemented with lessons to foster compassion, BCC singers will use the shared experience of music to create a better understanding of their part in the world around them. BCC is in pursuit of musical excellence, which the organization believes can be used as a tool to create dialogue around difficult issues. By encouraging conversations around these issues, our singers pave the way for a more connected Boston and leading to creative social integration.

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Financial

two stars

71.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
61.2%
  Administrative Expenses 19.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.27
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.50
  Program Expenses Growth 7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boston Children's Chorus on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boston Children's Chorus on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Children's Chorus (MA) 79.26 two stars
Little Kids Rock (NJ) 89.46 three stars
The Art Institute of Chicago (IL) 89.26 three stars
Education Through Music, Inc. (New York) (NY) 94.20 four stars
COCA (MO) 85.38 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,735,158
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $65,100
Total Contributions $1,800,258
   Program Service Revenue $772,444
Total Primary Revenue $2,572,702
   Other Revenue $10,553
TOTAL REVENUE $2,583,255
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,647,744
   Administrative Expenses $397,499
   Fundraising Expenses $491,422
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,536,665
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $46,590
   
Net Assets $1,212,499

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
Choir Program $1,647,744 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 11/01/2019 79.26 two stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 77.65 two stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 70.49 two stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 81.23 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 74.40 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 70.81 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 65-1188279
Name in IRS Master File BOSTON CHILDRENS CHORUS INC
NTEE Code A60
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational 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 June, 2003
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
$150,000 5.91% David Anthony Trecek-King President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Children's Chorus (MA) 79.26 two stars
The Harlem School of the Arts (NY) 86.73 three stars
Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington (OR) 85.23 three stars
The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation (CA) 90.77 four stars
Settlement Music School (PA) 93.82 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boston Children's Chorus
20 Old Colony Avenue
Floor 2
Boston, MA 02127
tel: (617) 778-2242
fax: (617) 778-2248
EIN: 65-1188279

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Board Leadership

Allan Kiser
Chair

CEO

Anthony Trecek-King
Artistic Director

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