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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Kansas City Ballet

Making Kansas City a destination for dance

four stars

95.24

Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity 500 W. Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
tel: (816) 931-2232   Web Site
EIN: 43-6052680

Board Leadership
Julia I. Kauffman
Chairman

CEO
Jeffrey J. Bentley
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.24 four stars
  Financial 93.27 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1957, Kansas City Ballet is a 28-member professional ballet company under the direction of Artistic Director Devon Carney and Executive Director Jeffrey J. Bentley. Kansas City Ballet performs three mixed repertory seasons per year as well as the ever-popular Nutcracker. The company also reaches over 15,000 Kansas City students and adults each year through its community education programs and provides dance training through the Kansas City Ballet School.
Our home, Kansas City Ballet's Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, which opened in 2011, in conjunction with our stage at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, which also opened in 2011, has made Kansas City Ballet AND Kansas City a true destination for dance.

Founded in 1957, Kansas City Ballet is a 28-member professional ballet company under the direction of Artistic Director Devon Carney and Executive Director Jeffrey J. Bentley. Kansas City Ballet performs three mixed repertory seasons per year as well as the ever-popular Nutcracker. The company also reaches over 15,000 Kansas City students and adults each year through its community education programs and provides dance training through the Kansas City Ballet School.
Our home, Kansas City Ballet's Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, which opened in 2011, in conjunction with our stage at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, which also opened in 2011, has made Kansas City Ballet AND Kansas City a true destination for dance.

Financial

four stars

93.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
77.6%
  Administrative Expenses 14.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.89
  Program Expenses Growth 3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kansas City Ballet on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kansas City Ballet on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kansas City Ballet (MO) 95.24 four stars
Smuin Ballet (CA) 90.26 four stars
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation (NY) 89.43 three stars
Grand Rapids Ballet (MI) 86.76 three stars
The Sarasota Ballet (FL) 92.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $26,528,354
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $359,755
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $202,337
Total Contributions $27,090,446
   Program Service Revenue $5,476,799
Total Primary Revenue $32,567,245
   Other Revenue $575,995
TOTAL REVENUE $33,143,240
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,028,705
   Administrative Expenses $1,578,773
   Fundraising Expenses $718,629
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,326,107
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $22,817,133
   
Net Assets $37,675,393

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
Ballet Performances $6,202,875 77.3%
Training $1,678,728 20.9%
Road Program $147,102 1.8%

Ratings History
Kansas City Ballet has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 95.24 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 94.98 four stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 91.55 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 91.08 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.43 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 92.58 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 91.04 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 87.11 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 82.93 three 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 43-6052680
Name in IRS Master File KANSAS CITY BALLET ASSOCIATION
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 (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1959
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
$173,665 1.68% Jeffrey B. Bentley Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kansas City Ballet (MO) 95.24 four stars
Louisville Ballet (KY) 88.95 three stars
Charlotte Ballet (NC) 93.80 four stars
Mark Morris Dance Group (NY) 91.94 four stars
San Francisco Ballet (CA) 86.28 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Kansas City Ballet
Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity
500 W. Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
tel: (816) 931-2232
fax: (816) 931-1172
EIN: 43-6052680

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Board Leadership

Julia I. Kauffman
Chairman

CEO

Jeffrey J. Bentley
Executive Director

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