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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Joffrey Ballet

Incorporating popular culture, modern technology, and contemporary ideas into classical dance

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four stars

92.01

10 East Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 739-0120   Web Site
EIN: 36-4009741

Board Leadership
Zachary D. Lazar, Jr.
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Greg Cameron
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.01 four stars
  Financial 97.44 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1956, The Joffrey Ballet has been hailed as America's ballet company of firsts. Classically trained to the highest standards, The Joffrey Ballet expresses a unique, inclusive perspective on dance, proudly reflecting the diversity of America with its company, audiences, and repertoire which includes major story ballets, reconstructions of masterpieces and contemporary works. Today, the Joffrey, which has been hugely successful in its former residencies in New York and Los Angeles, lives permanently in a brilliant new facility, Joffrey Tower, in the heart of America, Chicago, Illinois. The company's commitment to accessibility is met through the most extensive touring schedule of any dance company in history, an innovative and highly effective education program and collaborations with myriad other visual and performing arts organizations.

Founded in 1956, The Joffrey Ballet has been hailed as America's ballet company of firsts. Classically trained to the highest standards, The Joffrey Ballet expresses a unique, inclusive perspective on dance, proudly reflecting the diversity of America with its company, audiences, and repertoire which includes major story ballets, reconstructions of masterpieces and contemporary works. Today, the Joffrey, which has been hugely successful in its former residencies in New York and Los Angeles, lives permanently in a brilliant new facility, Joffrey Tower, in the heart of America, Chicago, Illinois. The company's commitment to accessibility is met through the most extensive touring schedule of any dance company in history, an innovative and highly effective education program and collaborations with myriad other visual and performing arts organizations.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of competition entrants
36
Total number of free seats filled for performances
11,235
Total number of works commissioned
5
Total number of classes offered
56
Number of free registrants to classes
302
Number of paid registrants to classes
1,241
Number of competition winners declared
4
Total number of audience members
112,005
Total number of performances
92
This impact information is current as of July 2019, 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

four stars

97.44

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
90.0%
  Administrative Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.15
  Program Expenses Growth 7.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Joffrey Ballet on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Joffrey Ballet on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Joffrey Ballet (IL) 92.01 four stars
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation (NY) 89.43 three stars
Charlotte Ballet (NC) 93.80 four stars
Oregon Ballet Theatre (OR) 90.58 four stars
Smuin Ballet (CA) 90.26 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,942,015
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $362,627
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $63,200
Total Contributions $11,367,842
   Program Service Revenue $13,724,605
Total Primary Revenue $25,092,447
   Other Revenue $1,002,069
TOTAL REVENUE $26,094,516
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,100,544
   Administrative Expenses $884,431
   Fundraising Expenses $1,215,377
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $21,200,352
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,894,164
   
Net Assets $29,532,499

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
Produce, Promote, and Perform Ballets $16,070,387 84.1%
Joffrey Academy $2,278,714 11.9%
Community Engagement $751,443 3.9%

Ratings History
The Joffrey Ballet has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 92.01 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 91.61 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 91.30 four stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 91.49 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.51 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 90.44 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 93.22 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 92.91 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 94.45 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 81.85 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 79.42 two stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 75.52 two stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 94.29 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 98.69 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 92.46 four stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 70.79 two stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 67.17 one star
2003-06 10/01/2004 72.55 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 36-4009741
Name in IRS Master File THE JOFFREY BALLET
NTEE Code A63
NTEE Classification Ballet
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(88) Community theatrical group
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 July, 1995
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
$323,243 1.52% Greg Cameron President and CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$364,987 1.72% Ashley C Wheater Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Joffrey Ballet (IL) 92.01 four stars
Houston Ballet (TX) 94.19 four stars
Paul Taylor Dance Foundation (NY) 86.88 three stars
RIOULT Dance NY (NY) 85.88 three stars
Boston Ballet (MA) 86.74 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Joffrey Ballet
10 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 739-0120
fax: (312) 739-0119
EIN: 36-4009741

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Board Leadership

Zachary D. Lazar, Jr.
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Greg Cameron
Executive Director

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