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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Touching the lives of music lovers worldwide

two stars

79.76

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 79.76 two stars
  Financial 76.28 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 84.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

two stars

76.28

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

84.00

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)
71.0%
  Administrative Expenses 22.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.0%
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) 79.76 two stars
San Diego Symphony Orchestra (CA) 88.44 three stars
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra (IN) 92.22 four stars
The Amarillo Symphony (TX) 88.67 three stars
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (MA) 88.64 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $21,634,875
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $421,706
   Related Organizations $1,587,857
   Government Grants $1,250,899
Total Contributions $24,895,337
   Program Service Revenue $15,773,331
Total Primary Revenue $40,668,668
   Other Revenue $12,505,894
TOTAL REVENUE $53,174,562
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $38,180,188
   Administrative Expenses $11,330,641
   Fundraising Expenses $2,978,533
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $52,489,362
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $685,200
   
Net Assets $86,778,035

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 $38,180,188 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 79.76 two stars
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

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, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Matias Tarnopolsky President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$722,248 1.37% Allison Vulgamore President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Philadelphia Orchestra (PA) 79.76 two stars
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (NY) 90.95 four stars
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association (CA) 90.62 four stars
San Diego Symphony Orchestra (CA) 88.44 three stars
Boston Landmarks Orchestra (MA) 85.07 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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