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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Cleveland Orchestra

Celebrate great music in a great hall

three stars

82.62

Severance Hall 11001 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
tel: (216) 231-7522   Web Site
EIN: 34-0714468

Board Leadership
Dennis W. Labarre
Chairman

CEO
Andre Gremillet
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.62 three stars
  Financial 91.37 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1918, The Cleveland Orchestra has become one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world. In concerts at its winter home at Severance Hall and at each summer's Blossom Festival, in residencies from Miami to Vienna, and on tour around the world, The Cleveland Orchestra sets standards of artistic excellence, creative programming, and community engagement. The Cleveland Orchestra's commitment to education and community service began when the Orchestra was founded, and has remained a top priority ever since. Today, more than 70,000 area schoolchildren, teachers, families, young musicians and adult learners participate in the Orchestra's educational programs at Severance Hall and in schools, libraries and community locations throughout the region - all designed to nurture a lifelong love of music.

Founded in 1918, The Cleveland Orchestra has become one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world. In concerts at its winter home at Severance Hall and at each summer's Blossom Festival, in residencies from Miami to Vienna, and on tour around the world, The Cleveland Orchestra sets standards of artistic excellence, creative programming, and community engagement. The Cleveland Orchestra's commitment to education and community service began when the Orchestra was founded, and has remained a top priority ever since. Today, more than 70,000 area schoolchildren, teachers, families, young musicians and adult learners participate in the Orchestra's educational programs at Severance Hall and in schools, libraries and community locations throughout the region - all designed to nurture a lifelong love of music.

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Financial

four stars

91.37

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
83.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.13
  Program Expenses Growth 1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Cleveland Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Cleveland Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Cleveland Orchestra (OH) 82.62 three stars
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association (CA) 90.62 four stars
Minnesota Orchestra (MN) 90.58 four stars
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LA) 88.22 three stars
New York Youth Symphony (NY) 90.30 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $29,141,130
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,083,625
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,581,799
Total Contributions $32,806,554
   Program Service Revenue $18,430,047
Total Primary Revenue $51,236,601
   Other Revenue $10,757,844
TOTAL REVENUE $61,994,445
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $47,110,203
   Administrative Expenses $6,693,723
   Fundraising Expenses $3,244,986
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $57,048,912
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,945,533
   
Net Assets $217,201,514

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
Severance Hall Season $23,330,448 49.5%
Tours and Residencies $10,868,298 23.1%
Blossom Festival $9,380,970 19.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 11/01/2019 82.62 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 81.92 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 82.06 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 82.55 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.93 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 82.48 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 84.10 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 83.02 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 84.90 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 80.06 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 82.51 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 88.42 three stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 89.58 three stars
2007-06 05/01/2009 85.52 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 92.88 four stars
2005-05 10/01/2006 77.40 two stars
2004-05 09/01/2005 81.98 three stars
2003-05 09/01/2004 89.75 three stars
2002-05 09/01/2003 81.30 three stars
2001-05 10/15/2002 85.84 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 34-0714468
Name in IRS Master File THE MUSICAL ARTS ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code A69
NTEE Classification Symphony Orchestras
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable 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 November, 1925
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$468,766 0.82% Andre Gremillet Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$589,842 1.03% William Warren Preucil Musician

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Cleveland Orchestra (OH) 82.62 three stars
Charleston Symphony Orchestra (SC) 89.26 three stars
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PA) 85.41 three stars
Omaha Symphony (NE) 95.05 four stars
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (TN) 85.62 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Cleveland Orchestra
Severance Hall
11001 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
tel: (216) 231-7522
EIN: 34-0714468

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Board Leadership

Dennis W. Labarre
Chairman

CEO

Andre Gremillet
Executive Director

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