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Settlement Music School

Providing high quality instruction and activity in music dance, and the related arts

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four stars

93.82

P.O. Box 63966 Philadelphia, PA 19147
tel: (215) 320-2601   Web Site
EIN: 23-1352676

Board Leadership
Ellen S. Friedell
Chair

CEO
Helen Eaton
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.82 four stars
  Financial 92.24 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Settlement Music School (Settlement) was founded in 1908 as the music program of the College Settlement in the Southwark section of Philadelphia. Settlement is dedicated to its mission of providing children and adults with the highest quality individual and group instruction and activity in music, dance and the related arts. Settlement provides a wide range of programs for people of all ages, starting with children as young as six months. Settlement Music School is one of the largest community schools of the arts in the United States. With six locations in South, West and Northeast Philadelphia, Germantown, Willow Grove and Camden, New Jersey, the School provides more than 10,000 weekly services to students each year without regard to age, background, ability or economic circumstances, and annually awards over $2 million in financial aid.

Settlement Music School (Settlement) was founded in 1908 as the music program of the College Settlement in the Southwark section of Philadelphia. Settlement is dedicated to its mission of providing children and adults with the highest quality individual and group instruction and activity in music, dance and the related arts. Settlement provides a wide range of programs for people of all ages, starting with children as young as six months. Settlement Music School is one of the largest community schools of the arts in the United States. With six locations in South, West and Northeast Philadelphia, Germantown, Willow Grove and Camden, New Jersey, the School provides more than 10,000 weekly services to students each year without regard to age, background, ability or economic circumstances, and annually awards over $2 million in financial aid.

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Financial

four stars

92.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
84.1%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.56
  Program Expenses Growth 12.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Settlement Music School on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Settlement Music School on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Settlement Music School (PA) 93.82 four stars
National YoungArts Foundation (FL) 87.42 three stars
DreamYard Project (NY) 86.67 three stars
Music Academy of the West (CA) 92.89 four stars
Kaufman Music Center (NY) 85.75 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,921,448
   Federated Campaigns $22,615
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $250,085
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $114,033
Total Contributions $3,308,181
   Program Service Revenue $7,166,927
Total Primary Revenue $10,475,108
   Other Revenue $518,279
TOTAL REVENUE $10,993,387
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,672,636
   Administrative Expenses $1,388,601
   Fundraising Expenses $515,285
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,576,522
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-583,135
   
Net Assets $24,179,583

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Settlement Music School has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 93.82 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 90.48 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 90.42 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 93.04 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 88.05 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.68 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 93.69 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 83.44 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 86.45 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 90.21 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 82.52 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 74.94 two stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 92.73 four stars
2007-06 02/01/2009 87.38 three stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 92.68 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 88.41 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 92.38 four stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 94.45 four stars
2002-06 02/01/2004 91.07 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 23-1352676
Name in IRS Master File SETTLEMENT MUSIC SCHOOL OF PHILADELPHIA
NTEE Code A6E
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Schools
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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 October, 1932
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
$183,531 1.58% Helen Eaton Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Settlement Music School (PA) 93.82 four stars
MacPhail Center for Music (MN) 88.48 three stars
NDI New Mexico (NM) 91.71 four stars
National YoungArts Foundation (FL) 87.42 three stars
DreamYard Project (NY) 86.67 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Settlement Music School
P.O. Box 63966
Philadelphia, PA 19147
tel: (215) 320-2601
EIN: 23-1352676

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Board Leadership

Ellen S. Friedell
Chair

CEO

Helen Eaton
Executive Director

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