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Yard Inc.

 PO Box 405
 Chilmark, MA 02535
[P] (508) 6459662
[F] --
Chloe Jones
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EIN 23-7348937

LAST UPDATED: 12/07/2018
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years Yes



Mission StatementMORE »

The Yard supports diverse, contemporary dance-makers and related artists in their creative processes through paid, creative residency, public performance, long-term education, and artist-driven civic engagement. We serve all ages and cultural populations on Martha’s Vineyard, and work collaboratively with artists, producers, and other cultural organizers within regional, national, and international contexts.

Mission Statement

The Yard supports diverse, contemporary dance-makers and related artists in their creative processes through paid, creative residency, public performance, long-term education, and artist-driven civic engagement. We serve all ages and cultural populations on Martha’s Vineyard, and work collaboratively with artists, producers, and other cultural organizers within regional, national, and international contexts.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2016 to Sept 30, 2017
Projected Income $1,155,933.00
Projected Expense $1,125,180.00

ProgramsMORE »


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Mission Statement

The Yard supports diverse, contemporary dance-makers and related artists in their creative processes through paid, creative residency, public performance, long-term education, and artist-driven civic engagement. We serve all ages and cultural populations on Martha’s Vineyard, and work collaboratively with artists, producers, and other cultural organizers within regional, national, and international contexts.

Background Statement

Founded 45 years ago by choreographer Patricia Nanon, The Yard is a historic center for artistic research and public performance in contemporary dance and related performance arts. Known over the decades for its evolution as a pioneering group residency center for working companies and collaborative groups, The Yard has extended its reach from its base in the farming/commercial fishing/conservation community of Chilmark across the island, providing educational and wellbeing services on Martha’s Vineyard. It has also seen its artistic influence grow in New England and the nation.

The Yard campus sits on 2.6 wooded acres and incorporates 3 residential houses for artists and interns (housing up to 12 artists plus five summer interns), a 100-seat barn theater and dance studio, an open-air public gathering space with furnishings, and on-site parking. The Yard is one of a very small handful of cultural organizations located in the up-island Vineyard (West Tisbury, Chilmark, Aquinnah), and dedicated to engaging the rural area during the winter months.

The Yard presents a 14 week YARD ARTS performance season from late May to September, taking place at both The Yard’s Nanon theater and at the MVPAC at the Regional High School in Oak Bluffs. In 2015, The Yard launched THE WINTER YARD, anchored at the MVPAC. During the summer, The Yard also offers a number of community programs, including KidsDo Dance! creative dance-making classes; adult dance and yoga classes open to all ages and abilities; and public dancing social events.

Through its nationally recognized MAKING IT applied dance-making initiative, supported by the Doris Duke, Tower and Barr Foundations, The Yard has embedded its staff and national artists in all island schools and a growing number of community organizations - the YMCA, Farm Institute, Trustees of Reservations, The Bridge program for youth on the autistic spectrum, senior centers and the MV Hospital's Windermere wing, and a program with the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah. The Yard partners with faith organizations and social service providers, introducing artists to the diverse Vineyard population. The Yard is represented, among other involvements, on the Vineyard-wide Healthy Aging Task Force, MV Arts and Culture, and the Board of Directors of the Fishermen's Preservation Trust, to name only a few.

Impact Statement

1. The Winter Yard (September - May presenting series) 
2. Making It (year-round, all-ages dance education initiative) 
3. Annual budget increases (staffing and programmatic expansion)
4. Financial stability and cash reserve
5. Completion of a feasibility study, with a strategic plan underway 
1. Complete Capital Campaign planning process with consulting firm Development Guild DDI 
2. Approach town for approvals of site renovation
3. Successfully replace an Anonymous Donor's annual 6-figure operating gift with key individual donors and institutional funders
4. Staffing for Capital Campaign activities and support  

Needs Statement

Funding - Annual funding from 1 key anonymous donor ends in 2019.  The Yard is actively seeking ongoing annual donors to increase gifts to help replace this 6-figure annual operational gift, as well as consulting with key foundational partners for annual gifts moving into the future. 

Growth and development of Board of Trustees - to increase giving capacity and ongoing dedication to mission of organization.
Campus renovation - The Yard faces a structural and operational challenge in meeting an escalating year-round demand on and off-campus for its artist programming and related activity, including its intergenerational education program that is expanding through the Vineyard's towns, schools, and social service organizations (until 2011, The Yard functioned primarily as a summer season organization with few offseason education programs).  As The Yard has recognized the compelling need for its year-round education offerings, social services, and cultural presentations, it has begun to create new and now popular artist-centered and island-wide programs that can operate outside the summer months and that directly target issues that affect the year-round population. Such clearly needed programs require an upgraded physical campus with a capacity appropriate to and supportive of their objectives. The Yard is in the delicate position of carefully planning a valued 12-month arts access and education initiative across the Island but is unable at present to base crucial components on its own Chilmark site. The growth in public demand has put in stark relief the long overdue need to rehabilitate, in varying degrees, The Yard's campus facilities - artist housing, barn theater, studio and ADA accessibility deficiencies.

CEO Statement

The Yard is an incubator of ideas, imagination, and social congregation, where we strive to give you memorable experiences that literally move body and soul. This is the stuff dreams are made of at The Yard: Offshore Creative Residencies that enable national and international artists to cook up new work in contemporary dance and related arts. Weekly performances by artists that explore all manner of issues. All-ages, all-levels dance and yoga classes. Pride, Not Prejudice celebration. The QUALITY TIME! family matinees. All set in a lovely outdoor environment for pre- and post-performance conversations. 

The 2017 YARD ARTS summer season explores, as a theme, the rigorous self-examination that artists from a variety of backgrounds give their work, at a deciding moment in their creative lives, when seeking new direction. We call them THE NEW FORMALISTS, from downtowner Jon Kinzel to the artists of Ragamala Dance, from post-ballet’s Pam Tanowitz to choreographer Camille Brown, from veteran break artist Raphael Xavier to Cuba’s evergreen Malpaso, and more. All this follows on the heels of our 2nd annual Winter Yard series in 2016-17, which featured Nut/Cracked by the Bang Group, ice-skating renegade company hailing from Montreal, Canada Le Patin Libre, Tanya Tagac in her groundbreaking rock-concert Inuit throat-singing serenade to the film Nanook of the North, and The Yard's very own DanceTheYard. All are part of an artistic generation drilling down to and excavating the underlying structural building blocks that have anchored their creative genes to date. 

Finally, the dancing elephant in the room: We live in fraught times in our democracy, which includes the cultural landscape and, in turn, includes The Yard. While we hope the attacks on the arts, humanities, and their funding, will die away, we need to restate a core principle: The Yard is dedicated to serving, supporting, and defending artists, no matter their sexual gender or orientation; no matter their cultural background, race, or country of origin; no matter their immigrant status. Artistic practice and culture dialogue are fluid things, natural border usurpers, and artists will follow those silken roads wherever they lead. And so then does The Yard.

Join us. Stand with us. Dance with us.

Board Chair Statement

I have known The Yard for quite some time, as my husband performed there during his first career as a modern dancer. Five years ago he and I helped to recruit David White, who had an international reputation within the arts world, and he joined a young but dedicated staff, who have grown into exceptional talents in their own right - Alison Manning now shares with David overall responsibility for the health of the organization, as Executive Director of The Yard. In these five years the budget of The Yard has tripled, and we are on sound financial footing. Our board has grown, although there is more room for growth, and the members are deeply committed.

The governance challenges we face are related to The Yard’s success. The Yard’s mission and programs have outgrown the capacity of our existing facilities.

  • Our theater, studios and housing are not winterized, limiting their use other than in summer season. 
  • Our existing facilities need renovation or replacement, as only essential maintenance was performed since its founding in 1973.
  • There is a growing demand within the Martha's Vineyard community for quality programming throughout the year, and The Winter Yard is seen as important to our community and future. 
  • We provide paid multi-week artist/company residencies, emphasizing the creation of new work and look to extend these year round. 
  • We would like to increase artist fees.  
  • Martha's Vineyard housing is very expensive in the summer season. We need a comprehensive plan for sustainable staff housing. 
  • We must continue to build board capacity with members who share the commitment of current members and have the capacity to and will be generous to The Yard. 
  • We need to update our by-laws & policies.  
  • We must develop a greater and more stable cash reserve.  
To address these challenges, the board of The Yard has taken significant steps. We have begun work on the development of a strategic plan for The Yard for the next five years. The board’s planning committee is charged with that work in concert with our executives. The planning committee is engaging the full board in this process at its quarterly meetings. These are lively discussions leading to consensus as we look to the future.

In late 2016 we expanded an existing facilities and grounds committee by adding the chairs of finance, planning and executive committees along with our executives to develop a long term facilities plan. That facilities master plan is being developed with the help of Handel Architects with the objective of building a new theater, new studios, and housing along with the renovation of existing housing capable of modernization. We anticipate the build out of the plan over a number of years as funding allows.

The legal committee of the board is developing updated by-laws and policies to be considered by the board in 2017.

To support our aspirations we must have sufficient funding. To that end we recently completed a fundraising campaign feasibility study which indicates there is capacity to raise the funds necessary to move forward. We are engaging the firm, DDI, to continue work with the board and staff to build capacity to raise the funds necessary. The board is committed to moving forward with the campaign, building out the board to further support our fundraising efforts and both giving generously of our time and our wealth to sustain the future of The Yard.

Geographic Area Served

The Yard is located in the rural 'up-island' town of Chilmark, MA 02535. The Yard's programming serves all the island towns (Aquinnah, Chilmark, West Tisbury, Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, and Chappaquiddick), through programming held at The Yard's campus and in partner organization sites around the island. Programming, both public performances and community programs, aims to be inclusive of all peoples.   

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Dance
  2. Education -
  3. -

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MAKING IT is The Yard’s all-ages dance-making and creativity initiative. The island-wide, year-round program is led by The Yard’s Director of Island Programs and Education, Jesse Keller, who is joined by two staff Artist Educators. Additionally, MAKING IT brings guest master teaching artists to the Vineyard for anywhere from 1-4 weeks to work with specific island constituencies. MAKING IT programs take place in (all) island schools, libraries, senior centers, at the YMCA and in other partner organization sites around the island. The initiative has created regular (free) adult dance classes, open to all ages and levels, and movement sessions for seniors, including residents of the Vineyard’s assisted living center.
Budget  $165,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Program Short-Term Success  Through MAKING IT, The Yard has created ongoing partnerships with all island schools and numerous community organizations. These partnerships have stimulated participation in and demand for Yard programs and have allowed The Yard to embed movement in a variety of settings. MAKING IT has successfully brought dance programming to islanders of every age, from toddlers enrolled in the YMCA’s afterschool program to seniors living in the assisted living center.
Program Long-Term Success 

Island participation in, and audience for, all forms of dance activity. MAKING IT participants, including partner organizations, see dance taking place in myriad venues (beyond the theater). Dance becomes “ordinary and commonplace” — useful, accessible, inviting, and relevant to participants’ lives. MAKING IT is considered a regional and national model for implementing the presence and application of dance in rural communities. MAKING IT operates as a toolkit for peer organizations with similar circumstances and creative/educational goals.

Program Success Monitored By  The Yard is currently in the middle of a formal evaluation of MAKING IT, initiated by a Building Demand for the Arts grant from the Doris Duke Charitable foundation. The Yard is working with DDCF and evaluation consultant Elizabeth Reisner to assess the impact of MAKING IT, including its potential to build an active audience for dance on the island. Data is being collected on MAKING IT program growth and community participation in the program; for example, The Yard is tracking attendance at Yard performances by MAKING IT participants and their families.
Examples of Program Success  Demand for MAKING IT programs continue to grow each year. The Yard has more community partners and higher program enrollment than ever before. In order to meet this increasing demand, The Yard hired two staff Artist Educators in the fall of 2015. These staff hires were made possibly by grants from the Barr Foundation and Tower Family Fund, which – in addition to the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation – have enabled the growth and continued success of MAKING IT. This national funding is itself a testament to the strength and potential of the MAKING IT program.


THE WINTER YARD is The Yard’s first ever “off-season” performance and artist residency series, taking place between October and April. Launched in fall of 2015, THE WINTER YARD is the organization’s newest initiative. THE WINTER YARD currently features 3-4 major dance companies annually, which have included: Montréal’s renegade ice-dance troupe Le Patin Libre, NYC’s percussive dance innovators The Bang Group, punk/rock Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq, Providence’s social justice focused Everett Theater, and The Yard’s own residence dance company, DanceTheYard. Designed to tie into the school year, THE WINTER YARD interacts directly with The Yard’s island-wide dance education initiative, MAKING IT. Performances take place at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center, as well as in site-specific locations around the island (such as the MV Ice Arena, in the case of Le Patin Libre), due to the fact The Yard’s own Patricia Nanon theater is only operable in warm-weather months.
Budget  $85,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Dance
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  The realization of THE WINTER YARD marks a significant step toward The Yard’s goal of becoming a full-fledged year-round institution on and for the island. THE WINTER YARD is a bridge to the performing arts mainland for the for the island’s year-round population, which faces the challenges of geographic isolation and rural economic inequality.
Program Long-Term Success 

As mentioned above, The Yard is currently in the planning stage for a potential Capital Campaign to renovate and winterize the organization’s Chilmark campus. Once complete, this renovation will enable The Yard to bring THE WINTER YARD into full realization. The Yard will be able to schedule ‘Offshore Creation Residencies’ throughout the year and will be able to hold performances and community programs on site for the first time in the organization’s history.

Through THE WINTER YARD, the Vineyard’s year-round community will gain access to consistent, accessible, exciting dance programming. The Yard is one of only a few cultural organizations located in the Vineyard’s “up-island” region, making it a vital hub for community life. A fully realized WINTER YARD, operating both on and off The Yard’s campus, will keep a light on in Chilmark’s darker months.

Program Success Monitored By  The success of THE WINTER YARD is measured first and foremost by community participation in and demand for the program. The Yard uses online box-office system Arts-People to track audience attendance at all WINTER YARD events. Another measure of the success of the program is feedback received from artists through the exit-surveys that they are contractually obliged to complete.
Examples of Program Success 

Island support for THE WINTER YARD has been unanimous, with record turnout to performances in both the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons. After sold-out performances in 2015-16 and the outpour of public support that followed them, The Yard brought both The Bang Group’s ‘NUT/CRACKED’ and Le Patin Libre’s ‘VERTICAL INFLUENCES’ back for the 2016-17 WINTER YARD series. This public support for THE WINTER YARD is a clear indicator of the program’s success and of the demand for arts programming that exists in the island’s year-round population.

“In February I will once again take my family to see Le Patin Libre, an ice-skating modern dance troupe from Montreal who made their American debut last winter here on the Island. I will attend the 11 a.m. performance on Feb. 25. And when it finishes I will text everyone I know, and others I do not know, telling them their life depends on getting themselves to the 7 p.m. show.” —Bill Eville, Managing Editor of the Vineyard Gazette and Yard Patron


The annual YARD ARTS Summer Season (late May to mid-September) is as old as the organization. It now features – each summer – roughly 15 artist residencies, ranging 1-3 weeks in length, and 30 public performances. ‘Offshore Creation Residencies’ focus on the development of new work, always with a performative outcome, while ‘Performance Residencies’ present already-touring work. YARD ARTS also includes, annually: PRIDE, NOT PREJUDICE in celebration of the Vineyard’s LGBTQ+ community; QUALITY TIME! family-friendly events, ticketed on a pay-what-you-can basis; PUBLIC DANCEHALLs with life DJs; and A.R.T. on the VINE (Artist Rising Together on the Vineyard), featuring local artists working in a variety of disciplines; all in addition to a robust calendar of community engagement programs, including: daily Community Yoga and Dance Classes (open to all age and levels), special workshops, Roundtable Discussions, Brown Bag Lunch Seminars with visiting artists, post-performance Q&As, and pop-up/site-specific performances.

Budget  $600,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Dance
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success 

Every year, the YARD ARTS Summer Season provides vital support to choreographers and other performing artists through paid residency. Artists in ‘Offshore Creation Residencies’ are given the resources to develop new choreographic works, while artists in ‘Presentation Residencies’ are given the opportunity to tour existing work and share it with a new audience. Certain residencies, such as the annual SCHONBERG FELLOWS, provides choreographers with creative mentorship and a peer-to-peer learning environment. Co-commissions allow The Yard to support, and expand the geographic horizons of, selected artists with peer producers across the country and abroad.

Furthermore, the past three summers have seen record ticket sales, class enrollment, and community participation. This growth reflects the success of the YARD ARTS Summer Season, which has created an exciting density of dance on the Vineyard from May-September.

Program Long-Term Success 

Through its annual YARD ARTS Summer Season, The Yard continues as a home for the art of choreography and as a key contributor to the cultural richness of Martha’s Vineyard. The Yard is currently in the planning stage of a potential Capital Campaign to renovate and winterize the organization’s Chilmark campus. This renovation/winterization will fuel the long-term success of the YARD ARTS Summer Season. An all-weather, state-of-the-art theater/studio complex, the addition of a second working studio, and the refurbishment of the three residential buildings will directly increase The Yard’s capacity for artist support AND community programs.

The Yard has built an active audience for dance on the island. All constituencies of the Vineyard’s diverse community participate in the YARD ARTS Summer Season.

Program Success Monitored By 

The Yard collects exit-surveys from all artists, which provide them with an opportunity to share feedback on their experience in the YARD ARTS Summer Season. By and large, The Yard receives overwhelmingly positive feedback from artists (see next response for examples).

The Yard uses online box-office system Arts-People to track audience attendance and community participation in YARD ARTS programs. The Yard saw a 30% increase in Earned Income, comprised primarily of box office sales, between 2014/15 and 2015/16. This increase reflects the recent and continuing success of the YARD ARTS Summer Season, which engages more of the island community each year.
Examples of Program Success 

YARD ARTS Summer Season Artist Feedback:

“The Yard was an invaluable experience for us. It was the launch pad for our new work to premiere next year, and to see what failed and succeeded was simply priceless.”

—Stefanie Batten Bland

“I was able to share space with artists who have forever changed me... As an emerging artist, living in relative isolation in Miami, sometimes it can be hard to chart what my life might look like 5 years down the road, nevertheless 40 years down the road. Having the opportunity to share a home with such masters and see them negotiate the unique challenges of this career was encouraging and enlightening.” —Rosie Herrera

“As an artist who has travelled the world extensively and performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the world, I have to say that The Yard ranks up in the top of that list. World class talent, programming and staff. It should be marked on the map as a national treasure.” —Heshima Moja

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director Mr. David White
CEO Term Start Feb 2011
CEO Email
CEO Experience
Artistic Director & Executive Producer
Co-CEO Ms. Alison Manning
Co-CEO Term Start June 2015
Co-CEO Email
Co-CEO Experience Executive Director & Co-Producer - began working for organization in 2008.  Operated as Managing Director & Co-Producer since 2010.  

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Mr. Harrison Burke Production Manager & Lighting Designer Joined The Yard in April 2017.  Full-Time Seasonal May 1 - September 15. 
Ms. Chloe Jones Development Coordinator, Associate Producer Employed by the organization since 2015.
Ms. Holly Jones Director of Artist Services, Associate Producer Employed by the organization since 2012. 
Mrs. Jesse Keller-Jason Director of Island Programs & Education, Co-Producer Employed by organization since 2009. Current position since 2011.
Ms. Sofia Strempek Director of Marketing & Design/Website Manager Has worked as a year-round 20 hour/week consultant since 2012


Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 5
Number of Part Time Staff 4
Number of Volunteers 15
Number of Contract Staff 3
Staff Retention Rate % 92%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 9
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): Eastern European
Gender Female: 9
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions


Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually


Board Chair Mrs. Deborah Sale
Board Chair Company Affiliation Hospital for Special Surgery
Board Chair Term Oct 2015 - Sept 2018
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mark Carter Community Volunteer Voting
Martha Hart Eddy PhD Professor, Princeton University Voting
Paul Engler Community Volunteer Voting
Chris Greulich Community Volunteer Voting
Charlotte Hall Community Volunteer Voting
Sarah Jane Hughes Professor, Indiana University in Bloomington Voting
Beryl Jones-Woodin Community Volunteer Voting
Elizabeth Keen Dancer Voting
Laura Roosevelt Journalist, Poet, and Photographer Voting
Charlena Seymour Community Volunteer Voting
Linda Tarnay Artistic Associate Voting
Rise Terney Community Volunteer Voting
Joyce Thornhill Community Volunteer Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 11
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 12
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 5
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 80%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

  • Campus Planning and Development
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Human Resources / Personnel
  • Nominating
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2016 to Sept 30, 2017
Projected Income $1,155,933.00
Projected Expense $1,125,180.00
Form 990s

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

Audit Documents

2015 Audited Financials

2014 Audited Financials

2013 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Revenue $822,406 $705,292 $666,550
Total Expenses $810,683 $703,235 $629,169

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
-- -- --
Government Contributions $37,589 $30,500 $25,000
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $37,589 $30,500 $25,000
Individual Contributions $709,220 $605,539 $566,538
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $58,818 $60,047 $47,171
Investment Income, Net of Losses $163 $211 $241
Membership Dues $8,305 $6,690 $3,138
Special Events $4,616 $9 $22,145
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $3,695 $2,296 $2,317

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $602,689 $484,170 $309,235
Administration Expense $204,343 $198,022 $258,066
Fundraising Expense $3,651 $21,043 $61,868
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.01 1.00 1.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses 74% 69% 49%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 3% 10%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $2,205,859 $2,159,446 $2,180,277
Current Assets $139,396 $111,253 $129,625
Long-Term Liabilities $105,682 $107,174 $110,500
Current Liabilities $65,389 $29,207 $48,769
Total Net Assets $2,034,788 $2,023,065 $2,021,008

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 1.50

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Capital Campaign Purpose Campus Renovation, Winterization, and additional studio rehearsal and office building.
Campaign Goal $10,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 2.13 3.81 2.66

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 5% 5% 5%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's IRS Form 990s. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.


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