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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Metropolitan Opera Guild

Enriching people's lives through the magic and artistry of opera

three stars

83.84

70 Lincoln Center Plaza 6th Floor
New York, NY 10023
tel: (212) 769-7000   Web Site
EIN: 13-1681983

Board Leadership
Winthrop Rutherfurd, Jr.
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Thomas M. Martin
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.84 three stars
  Financial 77.50 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Celebrating its 80th anniversary, the Metropolitan Opera Guild is the world's premier arts education organization dedicated to enriching people's lives through the magic and artistry of opera. The Guild offers a wide array of educational programs designed for both schools and adult learners in the community, that teach elements of music, history, production and culture. The Guild fosters collaboration, literacy skills, and self-confidence in children with customized education programs integrated into the curriculum of their schools, and builds a deeper appreciation of opera in adults through workshops, community programs, and by publishing Opera News, the world's leading opera magazine. Through our unique relationship with the Metropolitan Opera, the Guild offers newcomers to opera and its most ardent fans access to the artistry, splendor and resources of one of the world's most renowned performing arts companies, allowing for many unique programs and events that offer professional and personal growth and learning opportunities through opera.

Celebrating its 80th anniversary, the Metropolitan Opera Guild is the world's premier arts education organization dedicated to enriching people's lives through the magic and artistry of opera. The Guild offers a wide array of educational programs designed for both schools and adult learners in the community, that teach elements of music, history, production and culture. The Guild fosters collaboration, literacy skills, and self-confidence in children with customized education programs integrated into the curriculum of their schools, and builds a deeper appreciation of opera in adults through workshops, community programs, and by publishing Opera News, the world's leading opera magazine. Through our unique relationship with the Metropolitan Opera, the Guild offers newcomers to opera and its most ardent fans access to the artistry, splendor and resources of one of the world's most renowned performing arts companies, allowing for many unique programs and events that offer professional and personal growth and learning opportunities through opera.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Total number of classes offered
231
Number of students educated through field trips
13,523
Average price of field trip tickets
8
Maximum number of participants allowed on field trips
35
Number of students enrolled
4,942
Number of paid participants of guided tours
4,923
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

77.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
86.0%
  Administrative Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth -4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 64.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Metropolitan Opera Guild on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Metropolitan Opera Guild on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Metropolitan Opera Guild (NY) 83.84 three stars
Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre (UT) 86.05 three stars
Portland Opera (OR) 88.14 three stars
Palm Beach Opera (FL) 86.11 three stars
Kentucky Opera (KY) 87.96 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,176,710
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $6,957,031
   Fundraising Events $930,072
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $292,100
Total Contributions $9,355,913
   Program Service Revenue $1,201,595
Total Primary Revenue $10,557,508
   Other Revenue $1,948,003
TOTAL REVENUE $12,505,511
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,996,836
   Administrative Expenses $1,354,492
   Fundraising Expenses $330,961
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,682,289
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $823,222
   
Net Assets $5,082,730

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
Supporting the Metropolitan Opera $6,131,983 61.3%
Publications $2,278,900 22.8%
Educational Programs $1,585,953 15.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 83.84 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 83.84 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 80.68 three stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 83.85 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 13-1681983
Name in IRS Master File METROPOLITAN OPERA GUILD INC
NTEE Code A6A
NTEE Classification Opera
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 August, 1938
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
$277,884 2.37% Thomas Martin Managing Director
Other Salaries of Note
$135,385 1.15% Paul Gruber Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Metropolitan Opera Guild (NY) 83.84 three stars
Portland Opera (OR) 88.14 three stars
Boston Lyric Opera (MA) 89.26 three stars
Lyric Opera of Kansas City (MO) 94.24 four stars
The Dallas Opera (TX) 88.13 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Metropolitan Opera Guild
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
6th Floor
New York, NY 10023
tel: (212) 769-7000
EIN: 13-1681983

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Board Leadership

Winthrop Rutherfurd, Jr.
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Thomas M. Martin
Managing Director

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