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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

American Composers Forum

Linking composers & communities

three stars

89.73

75 West 5th Street Suite 522
Saint Paul, MN 55102
tel: (651) 228-1407   Web Site
EIN: 23-7452688

Board Leadership
Mary Ellen Childs
Chair

CEO
John Nuechterlein
President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.73 three stars
  Financial 86.04 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The American Composers Forum is committed to supporting composers and developing new markets for their music. Through granting, commissioning, and performance programs, the Forum provides composers at all stages of their careers with valuable resources for professional and artistic development. By linking communities with composers and performers, the Forum fosters a demand for new music, enriches communities, and helps develop the next generation of composers, musicians, and music patrons. Founded in 1973 as the Minnesota Composers Forum, the organization has grown from an innovative regional initiative into one of the nation's premier composer service organizations, reaching composers and communities in all 50 states.

The American Composers Forum is committed to supporting composers and developing new markets for their music. Through granting, commissioning, and performance programs, the Forum provides composers at all stages of their careers with valuable resources for professional and artistic development. By linking communities with composers and performers, the Forum fosters a demand for new music, enriches communities, and helps develop the next generation of composers, musicians, and music patrons. Founded in 1973 as the Minnesota Composers Forum, the organization has grown from an innovative regional initiative into one of the nation's premier composer service organizations, reaching composers and communities in all 50 states.

Financial

three stars

86.04

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
72.5%
  Administrative Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.52
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Composers Forum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Composers Forum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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American Composers Forum (MN) 89.73 three stars
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SAG-AFTRA Foundation (CA) 91.44 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,051,863
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $101,245
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $106,463
Total Contributions $1,259,571
   Program Service Revenue $197,198
Total Primary Revenue $1,456,769
   Other Revenue $226,590
TOTAL REVENUE $1,683,359
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,344,575
   Administrative Expenses $235,874
   Fundraising Expenses $215,188
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,795,637
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-112,278
   
Net Assets $7,895,358

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
Commissioning and Residency $436,074 32.4%
Media Programs $291,102 21.7%
Education $175,142 13.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 06/01/2017 89.73 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 83.35 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.02 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.61 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 78.57 two stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 86.18 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 80.01 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.04 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 77.12 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 74.11 two stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 72.40 two stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 72.98 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 75.20 two stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 78.54 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 23-7452688
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN COMPOSERS FORUM
NTEE Code A68
NTEE Classification Music
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(149) Other instruction and training
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 June, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$99,074 5.51% John Nuechterlein President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$5,000 0.27% Mary Ellen Childs Chair

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Charity Contact Info

American Composers Forum
75 West 5th Street
Suite 522
Saint Paul, MN 55102
tel: (651) 228-1407
EIN: 23-7452688

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Board Leadership

Mary Ellen Childs
Chair

CEO

John Nuechterlein
President and CEO

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