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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Mark Morris Dance Group

Creating and performing original works of modern dance around the globe

four stars

92.02

Three Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217
tel: (718) 624-8400   Web Site
EIN: 13-3577394

Board Leadership
Judith R. Fishman
Chairman

CEO
Nancy Umanoff
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) was formed in 1980 and gave its first concert that year in New York City. The company's touring schedule steadily expanded to include cities both in the U.S. and in Europe, and in 1986 it made its first national television program for the PBS series Dance in America. In 2001, MMDG opened the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, NY, the company's first permanent headquarters in the U.S., housing rehearsal space for the dance community, outreach programs for local children, as well as a school offering dance classes to students of all ages. The School at the Mark Morris Dance offers a diverse range of classes for all ages, and strives to be a center of creative activity for children, community residents, and professional dancers.

The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) was formed in 1980 and gave its first concert that year in New York City. The company's touring schedule steadily expanded to include cities both in the U.S. and in Europe, and in 1986 it made its first national television program for the PBS series Dance in America. In 2001, MMDG opened the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, NY, the company's first permanent headquarters in the U.S., housing rehearsal space for the dance community, outreach programs for local children, as well as a school offering dance classes to students of all ages. The School at the Mark Morris Dance offers a diverse range of classes for all ages, and strives to be a center of creative activity for children, community residents, and professional dancers.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
87.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.78
  Program Expenses Growth 13.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mark Morris Dance Group on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mark Morris Dance Group on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To evaluate program effectiveness in meeting goals
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
MMDG responds regularly to its community Most recent changes include: - Removing gender-specific clothing requirements for students in its school to provide an inclusive environment for non-binary children - Adding all-gender restrooms and added individual changing areas - Moving its Dance for PD programming from its previous 4th-floor location (accessible by a single elevator) to a new ground-floor studio space, increasing accessibility and safety for constituents who face mobility challenges
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mark Morris Dance Group (NY) 92.02 four stars
Danceworks Inc. (WI) 87.49 three stars
Grand Rapids Ballet (MI) 86.46 three stars
Oklahoma City Ballet (OK) 89.25 three stars
Nevada Ballet Theatre (NV) 85.37 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,119,390
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,654,210
Total Contributions $5,773,600
   Program Service Revenue $5,911,643
Total Primary Revenue $11,685,243
   Other Revenue $-228,207
TOTAL REVENUE $11,457,036
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,998,337
   Administrative Expenses $594,329
   Fundraising Expenses $497,214
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,089,880
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,367,156
   
Net Assets $17,074,917

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
Dance Performances $5,282,235 58.7%
Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn $2,764,866 30.7%
MMDG Education and Community-Based Programs $951,236 10.6%

Ratings History
Mark Morris Dance Group has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 92.02 four stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 91.77 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 91.94 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 91.38 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 91.93 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.89 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 91.50 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 83.85 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 82.66 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 81.97 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 93.17 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 85.54 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 88.25 three stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 88.06 three stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 85.34 three stars
2005-06 10/01/2006 78.64 two stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 56.54 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-3577394
Name in IRS Master File DISCALCED INC
NTEE Code A62
NTEE Classification Dance
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
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, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$153,005 1.51% Nancy Umanoff Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mark Morris Dance Group (NY) 92.02 four stars
Nevada Ballet Theatre (NV) 85.37 three stars
The Sarasota Ballet (FL) 92.28 four stars
Boston Ballet (MA) 88.03 three stars
Atlanta Ballet (GA) 91.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Mark Morris Dance Group
Three Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
tel: (718) 624-8400
fax: (718) 624-8900
EIN: 13-3577394

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Board Leadership

Judith R. Fishman
Chairman

CEO

Nancy Umanoff
Executive Director

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