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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

American Ballet Theatre

America's national ballet company

three stars

87.10

890 Broadway 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
tel: (212) 477-3030   Web Site
EIN: 13-1882106

Board Leadership
Andrew F. Barth
Chairman

CEO
Kara Medoff Barnett
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.10 three stars
  Financial 83.61 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

American Ballet Theatre (ABT) is recognized as one of the great dance companies in the world. Few ballet companies equal ABT for its combination of size, scope and outreach. Recognized as a living national treasure since its founding in 1940, ABT annually tours the United States, performing for more than 600,000 people, and is the only major cultural institution to do so. It has also made more than 15 international tours to 42 countries as perhaps the most representative American ballet company and has been sponsored by the State Department of the United States on many of these engagements.

American Ballet Theatre (ABT) is recognized as one of the great dance companies in the world. Few ballet companies equal ABT for its combination of size, scope and outreach. Recognized as a living national treasure since its founding in 1940, ABT annually tours the United States, performing for more than 600,000 people, and is the only major cultural institution to do so. It has also made more than 15 international tours to 42 countries as perhaps the most representative American ballet company and has been sponsored by the State Department of the United States on many of these engagements.

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Financial

three stars

83.61

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
89.1%
  Administrative Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.35
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Ballet Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Ballet Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Ballet Theatre (NY) 87.10 three stars
The Joffrey Ballet (IL) 91.61 four stars
New York City Ballet (NY) 93.82 four stars
Mark Morris Dance Group (NY) 91.94 four stars
Paul Taylor Dance Foundation (NY) 89.24 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $20,533,227
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,313,512
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $245,700
Total Contributions $23,092,439
   Program Service Revenue $25,109,723
Total Primary Revenue $48,202,162
   Other Revenue $1,320,658
TOTAL REVENUE $49,522,820
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $39,838,358
   Administrative Expenses $1,802,933
   Fundraising Expenses $2,944,254
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $44,585,545
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,937,275
   
Net Assets $33,647,570

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
New York Seasons $26,381,296 66.2%
Touring $7,730,980 19.4%
Educational Training and Outreach $5,726,082 14.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 06/01/2018 87.10 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 86.25 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.02 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 82.98 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 85.45 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 84.71 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 79.69 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.63 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 76.08 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 75.92 two stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 85.93 three stars
2006-07 10/01/2007 85.81 three stars
2005-07 07/01/2006 89.00 three stars
2004-07 12/01/2005 88.56 three stars
2003-07 11/01/2004 91.15 four stars
2002-07 11/01/2003 89.74 three stars
2001-07 10/15/2002 91.19 four stars
2000-07 04/15/2002 85.75 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 13-1882106
Name in IRS Master File BALLET THEATRE FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code A63
NTEE Classification Ballet
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(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 June, 1947
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$350,000 0.78% Kara M. Barnett Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$383,197 0.85% Kevin Mckenzie Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Ballet Theatre (NY) 87.10 three stars
Pacific Northwest Ballet (WA) 87.14 three stars
The Joffrey Ballet (IL) 91.61 four stars
Ballet Tech Foundation (NY) 92.52 four stars
New York City Ballet (NY) 93.82 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Ballet Theatre
890 Broadway
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
tel: (212) 477-3030
fax: (212) 254-5938
EIN: 13-1882106

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Board Leadership

Andrew F. Barth
Chairman

CEO

Kara Medoff Barnett
Executive Director

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