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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Opera Grand Rapids

Enriching our West Michigan community through the creativity and excellence of opera

three stars

85.43

1320 East Fulton Grand Rapids, MI 49503
tel: (616) 451-2741   Web Site
EIN: 38-6142941

Board Leadership
Diane St. Claire
President

CEO
Emilee Syrewicze
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.43 three stars
  Financial 85.89 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Opera Grand Rapids is to Foster and Fulfill demand for high-quality, live opera in West Michigan. Opera Grand Rapids began in 1967 as the dream of a handful of opera-loving Grand Rapidians. Today, we are the longest-running professional opera company in Michigan. Located in the heart of West Michigan, Opera Grand Rapids' productions are produced and presented locally. For its productions, Opera Grand Rapids engages some of the world's most talented artists, stage directors, conductors, choreographers, set designers, costume designers, and others, in addition to the regional Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Grand Rapids Chorus and Children's Chorus.

The mission of Opera Grand Rapids is to Foster and Fulfill demand for high-quality, live opera in West Michigan. Opera Grand Rapids began in 1967 as the dream of a handful of opera-loving Grand Rapidians. Today, we are the longest-running professional opera company in Michigan. Located in the heart of West Michigan, Opera Grand Rapids' productions are produced and presented locally. For its productions, Opera Grand Rapids engages some of the world's most talented artists, stage directors, conductors, choreographers, set designers, costume designers, and others, in addition to the regional Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Grand Rapids Chorus and Children's Chorus.

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Financial

three stars

85.89

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
73.4%
  Administrative Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.27
  Program Expenses Growth 3.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Opera Grand Rapids on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Opera Grand Rapids on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Opera Grand Rapids (MI) 85.43 three stars
Arizona Opera (AZ) 89.57 three stars
The Atlanta Opera (GA) 88.83 three stars
Pittsburgh Opera (PA) 90.07 four stars
Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre (UT) 86.05 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $804,302
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $327,943
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,132,245
   Program Service Revenue $182,248
Total Primary Revenue $1,314,493
   Other Revenue $-107,715
TOTAL REVENUE $1,198,290
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $855,733
   Administrative Expenses $178,692
   Fundraising Expenses $104,379
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,138,804
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $59,486
   
Net Assets $1,433,926

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
2018-07 05/01/2020 85.43 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 38-6142941
Name in IRS Master File OPERA GRAND RAPIDS
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 May, 1967
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End July
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • July, 2018
  • July, 2017
  • July, 2016
  • July, 2015
  • July, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Earle Irwin Interim Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$75,584 6.63% Anne Berquist Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Opera Grand Rapids (MI) 85.43 three stars
Palm Beach Opera (FL) 86.11 three stars
San Francisco Opera (CA) 87.46 three stars
Michigan Opera Theatre (MI) 85.15 three stars
Boston Lyric Opera (MA) 89.26 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Opera Grand Rapids
1320 East Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
tel: (616) 451-2741
fax: (616) 451-4587
EIN: 38-6142941

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Board Leadership

Diane St. Claire
President

CEO

Emilee Syrewicze
Executive Director

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