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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Grand Opera House

Providing opportunities for enrichment through the arts

three stars

84.81

818 North Market Street Wilmington, DE 19801
tel: (302) 658-7897   Web Site
EIN: 51-0116569

Board Leadership
Brian Disabatino
Chairman

CEO
Mark Fields
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.81 three stars
  Financial 84.64 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

A landmark for the residents of Wilmington and the surrounding region for more than 135 years, The Grand Opera House entertains and engages its communities through exceptional, diverse live performances and educational outreach. Committed to broad accessibility and sound financial management, The Grand enhances regional quality of life and contributes to a thriving downtown Wilmington. As steward of a historic Delaware theater that is home to several valued arts groups, The Grand affirms the arts' vital role within our communities to promote greater understanding and lift the human spirit. Today, The Grand presents more than 75 shows each season, ranging from symphony orchestras and ballets to the latest rock and comedy stars, with jazz, folk, and family artists as well.

A landmark for the residents of Wilmington and the surrounding region for more than 135 years, The Grand Opera House entertains and engages its communities through exceptional, diverse live performances and educational outreach. Committed to broad accessibility and sound financial management, The Grand enhances regional quality of life and contributes to a thriving downtown Wilmington. As steward of a historic Delaware theater that is home to several valued arts groups, The Grand affirms the arts' vital role within our communities to promote greater understanding and lift the human spirit. Today, The Grand presents more than 75 shows each season, ranging from symphony orchestras and ballets to the latest rock and comedy stars, with jazz, folk, and family artists as well.

Financial

three stars

84.64

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
75.0%
  Administrative Expenses 21.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.81
  Program Expenses Growth 23.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Grand Opera House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Grand Opera House on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Grand Opera House (DE) 84.81 three stars
Omaha Performing Arts (NE) 85.12 three stars
The Schubert Club (MN) 88.61 three stars
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (VT) 85.05 three stars
The Bushnell (CT) 87.84 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,017,058
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,017,058
   Program Service Revenue $3,887,112
Total Primary Revenue $5,904,170
   Other Revenue $1,675,771
TOTAL REVENUE $7,579,941
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,116,062
   Administrative Expenses $1,553,672
   Fundraising Expenses $263,613
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,933,347
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,353,406
   
Net Assets $11,574,821

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
Maintain the Opera House $7,116,062 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-07 08/01/2018 84.81 three stars
2016-07 12/01/2017 86.63 three stars
2015-07 10/01/2016 82.23 three stars
2014-07 06/01/2016 81.74 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-07 10/01/2015 76.82 two stars
2013-07 11/01/2014 78.30 two stars
2012-07 09/01/2013 84.32 three stars
2011-07 09/01/2012 78.93 two stars
2010-07 09/20/2011 78.49 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-07 02/01/2011 65.27 one star
2008-07 03/01/2010 68.67 one star
2007-07 12/01/2008 58.02 one star
2006-07 08/01/2007 60.01 one star
2004-12 01/01/2006 59.69 one star
2003-12 01/05/2005 68.98 one star
2002-12 01/01/2004 78.88 two stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 83.92 three stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 83.69 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 51-0116569
Name in IRS Master File GRAND OPERA HOUSE INC
NTEE Code A80
NTEE Classification Historical Societies, Related Historical Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Literary Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (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 December, 1972
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, 2017
  • July, 2016
  • July, 2015
  • July, 2014
  • July, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$142,411 1.59% Mark Fields Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$156,859 1.75% Stephen Bailey Programming Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Grand Opera House (DE) 84.81 three stars
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (PA) 89.13 three stars
The Woodruff Arts Center (GA) 87.65 three stars
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (CO) 90.71 four stars
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (LA) 87.95 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Grand Opera House
818 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
tel: (302) 658-7897
EIN: 51-0116569

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Board Leadership

Brian Disabatino
Chairman

CEO

Mark Fields
Executive Director

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