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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Kansas City Symphony

Transforming hearts, minds and communities

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four stars

90.67

1703 Wyandotte Street Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64108
tel: (816) 471-1100   Web Site
EIN: 43-1297475

Board Leadership
William M. Lyons
Chair

CEO
Frank Byrne
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.67 four stars
  Financial 88.82 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Kansas City Symphony (KCS), founded in 1982, aims to transform hearts, minds and communities through the power of symphonic music. The orchestra's 80 full-time musicians are area residents and vital contributors to the artistic life of Kansas City. During its 42 week season, the Symphony performs a wide variety of subscription, educational, touring, and outreach concerts. In addition, the KCS performs for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and the Kansas City Ballet. The Symphony's various education programs, including specially programmed youth concerts and workshops for high school students, reach more than 40,000 people each year.

The Kansas City Symphony (KCS), founded in 1982, aims to transform hearts, minds and communities through the power of symphonic music. The orchestra's 80 full-time musicians are area residents and vital contributors to the artistic life of Kansas City. During its 42 week season, the Symphony performs a wide variety of subscription, educational, touring, and outreach concerts. In addition, the KCS performs for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and the Kansas City Ballet. The Symphony's various education programs, including specially programmed youth concerts and workshops for high school students, reach more than 40,000 people each year.

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This impact information is current as of October 2018, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

88.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.94
  Program Expenses Growth 2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kansas City Symphony on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kansas City Symphony on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kansas City Symphony (MO) 90.67 four stars
The New York Pops (NY) 85.64 three stars
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (TN) 89.49 three stars
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (MI) 92.50 four stars
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra (IN) 95.04 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,516,336
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $53,502
   Fundraising Events $1,165,806
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $216,383
Total Contributions $8,952,027
   Program Service Revenue $6,991,264
Total Primary Revenue $15,943,291
   Other Revenue $1,971,436
TOTAL REVENUE $17,914,727
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,583,453
   Administrative Expenses $1,853,110
   Fundraising Expenses $1,083,594
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,520,157
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,394,570
   
Net Assets $51,803,254

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
Performances $13,583,453 100.0%

Ratings History
Kansas City Symphony has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 90.67 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 94.79 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 93.01 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.62 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 94.21 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 93.13 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 88.90 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 88.03 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 88.26 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 88.63 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 85.61 three stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 85.73 three stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 85.62 three stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 84.57 three stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 83.25 three stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 90.34 four stars
2003-06 07/01/2004 93.34 four stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 88.51 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 73.19 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 43-1297475
Name in IRS Master File KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY
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 August, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
$273,045 1.65% Frank Byrne Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kansas City Symphony (MO) 90.67 four stars
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Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School (RI) 85.02 three stars
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (PA) 85.17 three stars
Columbus Symphony Orchestra (OH) 86.14 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Kansas City Symphony
1703 Wyandotte Street
Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64108
tel: (816) 471-1100
EIN: 43-1297475

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Board Leadership

William M. Lyons
Chair

CEO

Frank Byrne
Executive Director

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