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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Los Angeles Philharmonic

Southern California's leading performing arts institution

four stars

91.95

151 South Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012
tel: (213) 972-7557   Web Site
EIN: 95-1696734

Board Leadership
Thomas L. Beckmen
Chairman

CEO
Chad Smith
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.95 four stars
  Financial 97.07 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Each year since its founding in 1919, the Los Angeles Philharmonic has been hailed as Southern California's leading performing arts institution. More than one million Southern Californians experience performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic each year. There is a 30-week winter subscription season at Walt Disney Concert Hall and a 12-week summer festival at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, where Music Under the Stars has been a popular tradition since 1922. But the Orchestra's involvement with Los Angeles extends far beyond regular symphony concerts in a concert hall. It embraces the schools, churches, and neighborhood centers of a huge and vastly diverse community. In fact, the Los Angeles Philharmonic devotes much of its energy and resources to ensuring that its presence is felt in every corner of Los Angeles.

Each year since its founding in 1919, the Los Angeles Philharmonic has been hailed as Southern California's leading performing arts institution. More than one million Southern Californians experience performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic each year. There is a 30-week winter subscription season at Walt Disney Concert Hall and a 12-week summer festival at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, where Music Under the Stars has been a popular tradition since 1922. But the Orchestra's involvement with Los Angeles extends far beyond regular symphony concerts in a concert hall. It embraces the schools, churches, and neighborhood centers of a huge and vastly diverse community. In fact, the Los Angeles Philharmonic devotes much of its energy and resources to ensuring that its presence is felt in every corner of Los Angeles.

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Financial

four stars

97.07

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
83.5%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.41
  Program Expenses Growth 9.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Los Angeles Philharmonic on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Los Angeles Philharmonic on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Los Angeles Philharmonic (CA) 91.95 four stars
The Florida Orchestra (FL) 92.01 four stars
Canton Symphony Orchestra (OH) 89.82 three stars
Minnesota Orchestra (MN) 90.58 four stars
San Diego Symphony Orchestra (CA) 93.01 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $52,527,327
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $4,569,334
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $997,120
Total Contributions $58,093,781
   Program Service Revenue $111,148,892
Total Primary Revenue $169,242,673
   Other Revenue $21,609,950
TOTAL REVENUE $190,852,623
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $131,264,895
   Administrative Expenses $20,778,024
   Fundraising Expenses $7,032,245
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $159,075,164
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $31,777,459
   
Net Assets $361,851,184

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
Orchestral Performance $47,493,643 36.2%
Non-Orchestral Performances $21,722,511 16.5%
Tour Concerts, Neighborhood Concerts, and Run-Outs $4,236,626 3.2%

Ratings History
The Los Angeles Philharmonic has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 12/01/2019 91.95 four stars
2017-09 06/01/2019 91.50 four stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 93.73 four stars
2015-09 02/01/2017 92.71 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 94.18 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 93.00 four stars
2013-09 05/01/2015 88.44 three stars
2012-09 03/01/2014 93.26 four stars
2012-09 02/01/2014 90.97 four stars
2011-09 10/01/2013 88.90 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 85.97 three stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 85.73 three stars
2009-09 10/01/2011 83.69 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 81.83 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 78.64 two stars
2008-09 04/01/2010 87.66 three stars
2007-09 05/01/2009 86.75 three stars
2006-09 07/01/2008 87.68 three stars
2005-09 12/01/2006 91.23 four stars
2004-09 01/01/2006 95.63 four 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 95-1696734
Name in IRS Master File LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code A69
NTEE Classification Symphony Orchestras
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
(927) Fundraising
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 February, 1935
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$729,003 0.45% Gail Samuel Interim CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$2,095,000 1.31% Gustavo Dudamel Music & Artistic Director
$1,037,173 0.65% Deborah Borda Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Los Angeles Philharmonic (CA) 91.95 four stars
Flint Institute of Music (MI) 86.13 three stars
Columbus Symphony Orchestra (OH) 86.39 three stars
Kansas City Symphony (MO) 93.11 four stars
Boston Symphony Orchestra (MA) 88.49 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Los Angeles Philharmonic
151 South Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
tel: (213) 972-7557
fax: (213) 972-7671
TTY: (323) 850-2040
EIN: 95-1696734

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Board Leadership

Thomas L. Beckmen
Chairman

CEO

Chad Smith
President and CEO

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