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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

OPERA America

Moving Opera Forward

95.43

330 Seventh Avenue 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 796-8620   Web Site
EIN: 20-3520577

Board Leadership
Timothy O'Leary
Chairman

CEO
Marc A. Scorca
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.43
  Financial 94.94
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

OPERA America (OA) leads the entire opera community - administrators, artists, trustees and audiences - in support of the creation, presentation and enjoyment of opera.

Since 1970, OA has been dedicated to strengthening the human resources, business practices and collective knowledge that empower the field to build, broaden and serve communities through opera. From national convenings and professional development, to grantmaking and research, its programs support new work development, career training for artists and administrators, organizational innovation, civic practice strategies, strong governance and public appreciation for the art form.

Its membership includes 150 opera companies; over 250 associate, business and education members; and 1,750 individuals. In 2012, OPERA America expanded its service to the opera field by opening the National Opera Center in midtown Manhattan, a custom-built facility that serves more than 80,000 visitors annually.

OPERA America (OA) leads the entire opera community - administrators, artists, trustees and audiences - in support of the creation, presentation and enjoyment of opera.

Since 1970, OA has been dedicated to strengthening the human resources, business practices and collective knowledge that empower the field to build, broaden and serve communities through opera. From national convenings and professional development, to grantmaking and research, its programs support new work development, career training for artists and administrators, organizational innovation, civic practice strategies, strong governance and public appreciation for the art form.

Its membership includes 150 opera companies; over 250 associate, business and education members; and 1,750 individuals. In 2012, OPERA America expanded its service to the opera field by opening the National Opera Center in midtown Manhattan, a custom-built facility that serves more than 80,000 visitors annually.

Financial

94.94

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
84.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.87
  Program Expenses Growth 14.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by OPERA America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by OPERA America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
OPERA America (NY) 95.43
American Theatre Wing (NY) 92.80
Intersection for the Arts (CA) 92.58
Association of Performing Arts Professionals (DC) 86.67
Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation (CA) 92.22

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,876,160
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $273,215
Total Contributions $5,149,375
   Program Service Revenue $2,266,210
Total Primary Revenue $7,415,585
   Other Revenue $392,339
TOTAL REVENUE $7,807,924
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,540,451
   Administrative Expenses $665,436
   Fundraising Expenses $491,427
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,697,314
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $110,610
   
Net Assets $17,470,741

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
National Opera Center $1,802,926 27.6%
Audience Development $1,702,498 26.0%
Opera Fund Program and Artistic Initiative $1,041,383 15.9%

Ratings History
OPERA America has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 95.43
2018-06 10/01/2019 93.62
2018-06 09/03/2019 90.34
2017-06 11/01/2018 91.83
2016-06 12/01/2017 91.01
2015-06 11/01/2016 93.88
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.40
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 95.39
2013-06 04/01/2015 91.99
2012-06 12/01/2013 81.97
2011-06 09/01/2012 81.04
2009-06 04/01/2012 90.54
2009-06 09/20/2011 88.19
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 86.72
2008-06 12/15/2009 79.48
2007-06 06/01/2009 69.28
2006-06 07/01/2007 63.83
2005-06 12/01/2006 82.25
2004-06 11/01/2005 85.59

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

EIN 20-3520577
Name in IRS Master File OPERA AMERICA INC
NTEE Code A03
NTEE Classification Professional Societies, Associations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 April, 2006
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
$289,131 3.75% Marc A. Scorca President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
OPERA America (NY) 95.43
Intersection for the Arts (CA) 92.58
Allied Arts (OK) 88.44
Santa Fe Art Institute (NM) 87.31
Theatre Communications Group (NY) 88.26

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Charity Contact Info

OPERA America
330 Seventh Avenue
7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 796-8620
fax: (212) 796-8621
EIN: 20-3520577

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Board Leadership

Timothy O'Leary
Chairman

CEO

Marc A. Scorca
President, CEO

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