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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Cleveland Orchestra

Celebrate great music in a great hall

81.36

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

Board Leadership
Richard K. Smucker
Chairman

CEO
Andre Gremillet
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.36
  Financial 81.73
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00
This rating was published 04/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

81.73

Accountability & Transparency

81.00

This rating was published 04/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
82.0%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.68
  Program Expenses Growth -2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.2%
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) 81.36
Sarasota Orchestra (FL) 90.26
Southwest Florida Symphony (FL) 87.37
Boston Landmarks Orchestra (MA) 86.54
Omaha Symphony (NE) 92.27

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $22,879,777
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,103,027
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,400,282
Total Contributions $26,383,086
   Program Service Revenue $14,212,090
Total Primary Revenue $40,595,176
   Other Revenue $13,615,722
TOTAL REVENUE $54,210,898
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $42,403,419
   Administrative Expenses $6,725,800
   Fundraising Expenses $3,120,845
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $52,250,064
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,960,834
   
Net Assets $195,704,084

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 $23,629,267 55.7%
Blossom Music Center $9,372,727 22.1%
Tours and Residencies $5,695,078 13.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 04/01/2022 81.36
2019-06 06/01/2021 81.82
2018-06 11/01/2019 82.62
2017-06 08/01/2018 81.92
2016-06 02/01/2018 82.06
2015-06 12/01/2016 82.55
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.93
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 82.48
2013-06 12/22/2014 84.10
2012-06 10/01/2013 83.02
2011-06 08/01/2012 84.90
2010-06 11/01/2011 80.06
2009-06 09/20/2011 82.51
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 88.42
2008-06 02/01/2010 89.58
2007-06 05/01/2009 85.52
2006-06 05/01/2008 92.88
2005-05 10/01/2006 77.40
2004-05 09/01/2005 81.98
2003-05 09/01/2004 89.75

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$626,126 1.19% Andre Gremillet President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Cleveland Orchestra (OH) 81.36
Hartford Symphony Orchestra (CT) 86.39
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra (IN) 90.86
Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale (TX) 90.10
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (MO) 85.57

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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

Richard K. Smucker
Chairman

CEO

Andre Gremillet
Executive Director

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