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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Kansas City Ballet

Making Kansas City a destination for dance

93.09

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 93.09
  Financial 91.09
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

91.09

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)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.76
  Program Expenses Growth -0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
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) 93.09
Pennsylvania Ballet (PA) 86.69
Alabama Ballet (AL) 86.38
Milwaukee Ballet (WI) 94.93
American Ballet Theatre (NY) 89.90

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,048,702
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $400,442
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $137,638
Total Contributions $7,586,782
   Program Service Revenue $5,595,587
Total Primary Revenue $13,182,369
   Other Revenue $735,956
TOTAL REVENUE $13,918,325
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,999,593
   Administrative Expenses $1,335,031
   Fundraising Expenses $576,275
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,910,899
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,007,426
   
Net Assets $40,774,848

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 $5,887,105 73.6%
School Dance Academy $1,975,251 24.7%
Community Engagement and Education $137,237 1.7%

Ratings History
Kansas City Ballet has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 93.09
2018-06 08/01/2019 96.36
2017-06 09/01/2018 95.24
2016-06 02/01/2018 94.98
2015-06 12/21/2016 91.55
2015-06 12/01/2016 91.08
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.43
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 92.58
2013-06 12/22/2014 91.04
2012-06 10/01/2013 87.11
2011-06 11/06/2012 82.93

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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$191,734 1.93% Jeffrey Bentley Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kansas City Ballet (MO) 93.09
Smuin Ballet (CA) 91.61
Ballet Hispánico (NY) 95.95
Pacific Northwest Ballet (WA) 90.46
Grand Rapids Ballet (MI) 87.45

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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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