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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Minnesota Orchestra

Enriching, inspiring, and serving our community

four stars

90.58

1111 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403
tel: (612) 371-5600   Web Site
EIN: 41-0693875

Board Leadership
Margaret A. Bracken
Chair

CEO
Michelle Miller Burns
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.58 four stars
  Financial 92.50 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.

The Minnesota Orchestra's mission is to enrich, inspire, and serve our community as an enduring symphony orchestra internationally recognized for its artistic excellence.

Now in its second century and led by Music Director Osmo Vänskä, the Minnesota Orchestra ranks among America's top symphonic ensembles and has a distinguished history of acclaimed performances in its home state and around the world, numerous award-winning recordings, and a suite of innovative education and community engagement programs.

The ensemble presents nearly 175 programs each year. Concerts and other activities are attended by live audiences totaling 300,000 at Orchestra Hall and other venues. More than 1 million others tune in to hear live and recorded concert broadcasts, including weekly Friday night broadcasts on Minnesota Public Radio.

The Minnesota Orchestra's mission is to enrich, inspire, and serve our community as an enduring symphony orchestra internationally recognized for its artistic excellence.

Now in its second century and led by Music Director Osmo Vänskä, the Minnesota Orchestra ranks among America's top symphonic ensembles and has a distinguished history of acclaimed performances in its home state and around the world, numerous award-winning recordings, and a suite of innovative education and community engagement programs.

The ensemble presents nearly 175 programs each year. Concerts and other activities are attended by live audiences totaling 300,000 at Orchestra Hall and other venues. More than 1 million others tune in to hear live and recorded concert broadcasts, including weekly Friday night broadcasts on Minnesota Public Radio.

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Financial

four stars

92.50

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)
88.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.07
  Program Expenses Growth 7.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minnesota Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minnesota Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Orchestra (MN) 90.58 four stars
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (MO) 88.24 three stars
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LA) 88.22 three stars
Stamford Symphony Orchestra (CT) 85.64 three stars
The Florida Orchestra (FL) 92.01 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,219,358
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,370,878
   Related Organizations $4,313,823
   Government Grants $1,052,011
Total Contributions $19,956,070
   Program Service Revenue $11,008,021
Total Primary Revenue $30,964,091
   Other Revenue $1,966,202
TOTAL REVENUE $32,930,293
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $35,506,157
   Administrative Expenses $2,321,622
   Fundraising Expenses $1,685,885
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $39,513,664
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-6,583,371
   
Net Assets $177,676,806

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
Minnesota Orchestra has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 90.58 four stars
2017-08 12/01/2018 92.09 four stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 89.38 three stars
2015-08 03/01/2017 86.20 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 85.42 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 80.14 three stars
2013-08 02/01/2015 72.30 two stars
2012-08 12/01/2013 87.88 three stars
2011-08 10/01/2012 83.49 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 83.30 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 11/24/2010 75.39 two stars
2008-08 12/15/2009 87.95 three stars
2007-08 05/01/2009 88.01 three stars
2006-08 05/01/2008 90.01 four stars
2005-08 09/01/2006 84.84 three stars
2004-08 08/01/2005 80.73 three stars
2003-08 09/01/2004 81.92 three stars
2002-08 10/01/2003 82.65 three stars
2001-08 10/15/2002 80.24 three stars
2000-08 04/15/2002 78.19 two 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 41-0693875
Name in IRS Master File MINNESOTA ORCHESTRAL 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
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 May, 1930
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$366,197 0.92% Kevin Smith President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$912,404 2.30% Osmo Vanska Music Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Orchestra (MN) 90.58 four stars
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (OH) 91.14 four stars
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (TN) 85.62 three stars
The Amarillo Symphony (TX) 88.67 three stars
Oregon Symphony (OR) 92.18 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Minnesota Orchestra
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
tel: (612) 371-5600
EIN: 41-0693875

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Board Leadership

Margaret A. Bracken
Chair

CEO

Michelle Miller Burns
President and CEO

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