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Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Presenting and creating excellent and innovative performing arts programs

four stars

93.22

1645 Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182
tel: (703) 255-1927   Web Site
EIN: 23-7011544

Board Leadership
Daniel A. D'Aniello
Chairman

CEO
Arvind Manocha
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.22 four stars
  Financial 93.45 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is to present and create excellent and innovative performing arts programs for the enrichment, education, and enjoyment of diverse audiences and participants. As America's national park for the performing arts, Wolf Trap plays a valuable leadership role in both the local and national performing arts communities. Through a wide range of artistic and education programs, Wolf Trap enhances our nation's cultural life and ensures that the arts remain accessible and affordable to the broadest possible audience.

The mission of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is to present and create excellent and innovative performing arts programs for the enrichment, education, and enjoyment of diverse audiences and participants. As America's national park for the performing arts, Wolf Trap plays a valuable leadership role in both the local and national performing arts communities. Through a wide range of artistic and education programs, Wolf Trap enhances our nation's cultural life and ensures that the arts remain accessible and affordable to the broadest possible audience.

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Financial

four stars

93.45

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
79.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.30
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (VA) 93.22 four stars
New 42nd Street (NY) 91.72 four stars
Society of the Four Arts (FL) 87.85 three stars
Studio Theatre Inc. (DC) 88.89 three stars
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (NY) 86.11 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,197,547
   Federated Campaigns $184,258
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,490,974
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $894,459
Total Contributions $12,767,238
   Program Service Revenue $24,941,829
Total Primary Revenue $37,709,067
   Other Revenue $2,831,602
TOTAL REVENUE $40,540,669
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $29,695,813
   Administrative Expenses $4,201,457
   Fundraising Expenses $3,571,008
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $37,468,278
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,072,391
   
Net Assets $47,591,122

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
The Filene Center at Wolf Trap $24,275,721 81.7%
Wolf Trap Education $2,958,820 10.0%
The Wolf Trap Opera Company $2,461,272 8.3%

Ratings History
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 10/01/2019 93.22 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 93.20 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 91.08 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.46 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 83.80 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 88.82 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 85.11 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 89.51 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 82.77 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 75.14 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 71.54 two stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 76.85 two stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 80.93 three stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 82.61 three stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 80.28 three stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 74.23 two stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 72.09 two stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 82.56 three stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 88.96 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 23-7011544
Name in IRS Master File WOLF TRAP FOUNDATION FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
NTEE Code A60
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Organizations
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
(59) Other school related activities
(927) Fundraising
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 April, 1969
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$629,779 1.68% Arvind Manocha President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (VA) 93.22 four stars
Appell Center for the Performing Arts (PA) 86.05 three stars
Rockport Music (MA) 89.00 three stars
Music Center (CA) 86.09 three stars
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (MN) 90.47 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
1645 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182
tel: (703) 255-1927
EIN: 23-7011544

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Board Leadership

Daniel A. D'Aniello
Chairman

CEO

Arvind Manocha
President and CEO

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