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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Music Center

three stars

86.09

135 North Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
tel: (213) 972-3333   Web Site
EIN: 95-2217011

Board Leadership
Lisa Specht
Chair

CEO
Rachel S. Moore
President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.09 three stars
  Financial 80.74 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Music Center, which opened in 1964, is one of Southern California's premier cultural destinations. Centrally located in downtown Los Angeles along Grand Avenue, the Music Center is home to four internationally acclaimed Resident Companies: The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Center Theatre Group, LA Opera and Los Angeles Master Chorale and is comprised of four venues - Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum - as well as outdoor theaters, plazas and gardens. Additionally, the Music Center offers the largest presentation of dance in Los Angeles, tours of all four venues, participatory arts activities, exciting programming for children and families throughout the year and its school education programs are nationally recognized.

The Music Center, which opened in 1964, is one of Southern California's premier cultural destinations. Centrally located in downtown Los Angeles along Grand Avenue, the Music Center is home to four internationally acclaimed Resident Companies: The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Center Theatre Group, LA Opera and Los Angeles Master Chorale and is comprised of four venues - Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum - as well as outdoor theaters, plazas and gardens. Additionally, the Music Center offers the largest presentation of dance in Los Angeles, tours of all four venues, participatory arts activities, exciting programming for children and families throughout the year and its school education programs are nationally recognized.

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Financial

three stars

80.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
88.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth 3.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 43.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Music Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Music Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Music Center (CA) 86.09 three stars
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (PA) 90.94 four stars
Strathmore (MD) 90.00 four stars
Joyce Theater Foundation (NY) 87.99 three stars
John Michael Kohler Arts Center (WI) 88.26 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,375,248
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $59,270
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,391,744
Total Contributions $15,826,262
   Program Service Revenue $40,708,265
Total Primary Revenue $56,534,527
   Other Revenue $3,917,863
TOTAL REVENUE $60,452,390
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $49,863,520
   Administrative Expenses $3,890,255
   Fundraising Expenses $2,783,254
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $56,537,029
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,915,361
   
Net Assets $54,280,890

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
Music Center and Park Operations $33,511,706 67.2%
Artistic Programming, Education and Outreach $11,239,976 22.5%
Capital Improvements and Long Term Support $5,111,838 10.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 02/01/2019 86.09 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 81.09 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 85.86 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.63 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.63 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 82.78 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 84.11 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 78.26 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 77.47 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 84.50 three stars
2008-06 04/01/2009 91.43 four stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 91.29 four stars
2005-06 10/01/2006 88.46 three stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 91.13 four stars
2003-06 09/01/2004 90.41 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 95-2217011
Name in IRS Master File PERFORMING ARTS CENTER OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY
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 (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 January, 2001
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$733,714 1.29% Rachel S. Moore President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Music Center (CA) 86.09 three stars
Celebrity Series of Boston (MA) 91.75 four stars
Dallas Contemporary (TX) 87.23 three stars
Harris Theater (IL) 89.40 three stars
The Sheldon Arts Foundation (MO) 88.13 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Music Center
135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
tel: (213) 972-3333
TTY: (213) 972-7615
EIN: 95-2217011

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Board Leadership

Lisa Specht
Chair

CEO

Rachel S. Moore
President and CEO

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