Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Sphinx Organization

Transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts

three stars

85.99

400 Renaissance Center Suite 2550
Detroit, MI 48243
tel: (313) 877-9100   Web Site
EIN: 38-3283759

Board Leadership
Tynetta McIntosh
Chair

CEO
Afa S. Dworkin
President and Artistic Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.99 three stars
  Financial 87.06 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Sphinx Organization was founded in 1996 to help overcome the cultural stereotype of classical music, and to encourage the participation of blacks and Latinos in the field. Our mission is to transform lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Since our founding, Sphinx has reached over 100,000 students with educational sessions and more than two million individuals through national broadcasts; provided over $300,000 in instruments to young musicians; awarded over $2 million to competition semi-finalists; and facilitated over 260 orchestral appearances.

The Sphinx Organization was founded in 1996 to help overcome the cultural stereotype of classical music, and to encourage the participation of blacks and Latinos in the field. Our mission is to transform lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Since our founding, Sphinx has reached over 100,000 students with educational sessions and more than two million individuals through national broadcasts; provided over $300,000 in instruments to young musicians; awarded over $2 million to competition semi-finalists; and facilitated over 260 orchestral appearances.

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Financial

three stars

87.06

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
71.6%
  Administrative Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.51
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Sphinx Organization on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Sphinx Organization on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,292,055
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $106,460
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $102,000
Total Contributions $4,500,515
   Program Service Revenue $316,069
Total Primary Revenue $4,816,584
   Other Revenue $50,931
TOTAL REVENUE $4,867,515
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,267,678
   Administrative Expenses $143,271
   Fundraising Expenses $746,438
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,157,387
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $710,128
   
Net Assets $10,418,833

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$370,513 8.91% Afa S. Dworkin President, Artistic Director

Mission

The Sphinx Organization was founded in 1996 to help overcome the cultural stereotype of classical music, and to encourage the participation of blacks and Latinos in the field. Our mission is to transform lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Since our founding, Sphinx has reached over 100,000 students with educational sessions and more than two million individuals through national broadcasts; provided over $300,000 in instruments to young musicians; awarded over $2 million to competition semi-finalists; and facilitated over 260 orchestral appearances.

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Charity Contact Info

The Sphinx Organization
400 Renaissance Center
Suite 2550
Detroit, MI 48243
tel: (313) 877-9100
fax: (313) 887-0164
EIN: 38-3283759

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Board Leadership

Tynetta McIntosh
Chair

CEO

Afa S. Dworkin
President and Artistic Director