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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Joy. Centerstage.

four stars

91.45

345 Washington Street St. Paul, MN 55102
tel: (651) 282-3000   Web Site
EIN: 41-1428998

Board Leadership
Brad Wood
Chair

CEO
Christine Sagstetter
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.45 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Ordway is widely recognized as one of the nation's leading nonprofit performing arts centers and Saint Paul's most elegant and inviting performance space. The Ordway's Music Theater and McKnight stages attract diverse audiences with an array of productions showcasing the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance, and vocal performance. Education and community engagement are integral to the Ordway's mission, with major initiatives including the annual Flint Hills International Children's Festival and Ordway Education programs that serve over 50,000 students annually. The Ordway also sponsors the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, a professionally guided academic and artistic environment that trains aspiring pre-professional performing artists. Together with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera and The Schubert Club, the Ordway is a member of the Arts Partnership and serves as the principal venue for their performances.

The Ordway is widely recognized as one of the nation's leading nonprofit performing arts centers and Saint Paul's most elegant and inviting performance space. The Ordway's Music Theater and McKnight stages attract diverse audiences with an array of productions showcasing the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance, and vocal performance. Education and community engagement are integral to the Ordway's mission, with major initiatives including the annual Flint Hills International Children's Festival and Ordway Education programs that serve over 50,000 students annually. The Ordway also sponsors the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, a professionally guided academic and artistic environment that trains aspiring pre-professional performing artists. Together with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera and The Schubert Club, the Ordway is a member of the Arts Partnership and serves as the principal venue for their performances.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
85.0%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.00
  Program Expenses Growth 8.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ordway Center for the Performing Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ordway Center for the Performing Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (MN) 91.45 four stars
The Bushnell (CT) 90.09 four stars
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (PA) 93.91 four stars
Two River Theater Company (NJ) 92.20 four stars
Strathmore (MD) 91.08 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,022,500
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $558,700
   Related Organizations $1,078,900
   Government Grants $826,200
Total Contributions $6,486,300
   Program Service Revenue $12,877,125
Total Primary Revenue $19,363,425
   Other Revenue $1,813,675
TOTAL REVENUE $21,177,100
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,613,700
   Administrative Expenses $2,096,900
   Fundraising Expenses $977,700
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $22,688,300
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,511,200
   
Net Assets $57,599,900

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
Theatre Presentations $14,168,700 72.2%
Facilities $3,451,900 17.6%
Marketing and Contracting $1,023,700 5.2%

Ratings History
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 91.45 four stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 90.47 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 91.33 four stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 91.31 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 90.48 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.99 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.53 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 87.00 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 83.66 three stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 81.30 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.33 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 98.85 four stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 89.69 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2008 78.20 two stars
2005-06 03/01/2008 79.16 two stars
2004-06 08/01/2006 84.90 three stars
2003-06 11/01/2004 92.30 four stars
2002-06 11/01/2003 71.18 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 76.05 two stars
2000-06 04/15/2002 93.35 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 41-1428998
Name in IRS Master File ORDWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
NTEE Code A61
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Centers
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
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 August, 1982
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
$317,636 1.39% James D.L. Grant President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (MN) 91.45 four stars
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (VA) 88.57 three stars
Community Arts Music Association (CA) 89.11 three stars
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (PA) 93.91 four stars
Pittsburgh Public Theater (PA) 87.37 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
tel: (651) 282-3000
EIN: 41-1428998

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Board Leadership

Brad Wood
Chair

CEO

Christine Sagstetter
President, CEO

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