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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Touching the lives of music lovers worldwide

three stars

82.16

One South Broad Street 14th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
tel: (215) 893-1900   Web Site
EIN: 23-1352289

Board Leadership
Richard B. Worley
Chairman

CEO
Matías Tarnopolsky
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.16 three stars
  Financial 77.81 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1900, The Philadelphia Orchestra has distinguished itself as one of the leading orchestras in the world through a century of acclaimed performances, historic international tours, best-selling recordings, and its unprecedented record of innovation in recording technologies and outreach. The Orchestra annually touches the lives of more than one million music lovers worldwide through its performances (more than 300 concerts and other presentations each year), publications, recordings, and broadcasts. The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts hosts the Orchestra's home subscription concerts. The Center includes two performance spaces, the 2,500-seat Verizon Hall, designed and built especially for the Orchestra, and the 650-seat Perelman Theater for chamber music presentations.

Founded in 1900, The Philadelphia Orchestra has distinguished itself as one of the leading orchestras in the world through a century of acclaimed performances, historic international tours, best-selling recordings, and its unprecedented record of innovation in recording technologies and outreach. The Orchestra annually touches the lives of more than one million music lovers worldwide through its performances (more than 300 concerts and other presentations each year), publications, recordings, and broadcasts. The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts hosts the Orchestra's home subscription concerts. The Center includes two performance spaces, the 2,500-seat Verizon Hall, designed and built especially for the Orchestra, and the 650-seat Perelman Theater for chamber music presentations.

Financial

two stars

77.81

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
70.3%
  Administrative Expenses 22.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.31
  Program Expenses Growth 5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Philadelphia Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Philadelphia Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Philadelphia Orchestra (PA) 82.16 three stars
Handel and Haydn Society (MA) 87.98 three stars
The Los Angeles Philharmonic (CA) 93.73 four stars
The Florida Orchestra (FL) 89.92 three stars
Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School (RI) 85.02 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $27,855,345
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $624,512
   Related Organizations $1,751,703
   Government Grants $1,313,585
Total Contributions $31,545,145
   Program Service Revenue $16,975,861
Total Primary Revenue $48,521,006
   Other Revenue $6,865,393
TOTAL REVENUE $55,386,399
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $36,674,418
   Administrative Expenses $10,616,093
   Fundraising Expenses $3,306,890
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $50,597,401
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,788,998
   
Net Assets $88,396,259

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 Music Programs $36,674,418 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 12/01/2018 82.16 three stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 77.47 two stars
2015-08 03/01/2017 80.05 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 73.27 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 75.08 two stars
2013-08 02/01/2015 76.59 two stars
2012-08 12/01/2013 76.72 two stars
2011-08 11/06/2012 79.15 two stars
2010-08 03/01/2012 76.58 two stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 70.87 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 63.68 one star
2008-08 12/01/2009 72.52 two stars
2007-08 04/01/2009 78.85 two stars
2006-08 11/01/2007 81.56 three stars
2005-08 12/01/2006 92.64 four stars
2004-08 12/01/2005 84.25 three stars
2003-08 12/01/2004 69.92 one star
2002-08 09/01/2003 78.84 two stars
2001-08 10/15/2002 70.80 two stars
2000-08 04/15/2002 95.28 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 23-1352289
Name in IRS Master File PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA 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
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 March, 1937
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$672,339 1.32% Allison Vulgamore President, CEO

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Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School (RI) 85.02 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Philadelphia Orchestra
One South Broad Street
14th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
tel: (215) 893-1900
EIN: 23-1352289

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Board Leadership

Richard B. Worley
Chairman

CEO

Matías Tarnopolsky
President, CEO

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