EIN 23-7300636

League of American Orchestras

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League of American Orchestras' mission is to advance the experience of orchestral music, support the people and organizations that create it, and champion the contributions they make to the health and vibrancy of communities.
Also known as...
American Symphony Orchestra League
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Program areas at League of American Orchestras

Learning and leadership development: the League delivers a range of online and in-person learning opportunities, including seminars and webinars, constituency meetings, mentoring programs, and cohort-based programs. It also operates grant-making programs that support organizational learning in innovation and in equity, diversity and inclusion. Through these programs, Orchestra staff, board members, musicians, and volunteers can acquire skills, knowledge, and networks that are vital to their leadership in the field. The annual national conference and mid winter managers meeting offer additional opportunities for networking and professional development, while providing a forum to discuss emerging issues and trends, exchange ideas, and model possible responses to field-wide challenges and opportunities.
Member services: the League provides some 2,000 members with extensive information about the field, including trends, open positions, new appointments, and the many other activities of the nation's Orchestras. Services to members include specialized guidance on operations, artistic, and community engagement topics that support the capacity of Orchestras to deliver on mission. Members are invited to participate in an online community, a confidential space where they can share their extensive knowledge and learn about best practices throughout the field.
Communications and public relations: the League provides Orchestras and individuals with updates and news about the field; develops strategic messaging about the public value of Orchestras for use nationally and by Orchestras locally; furnishes field-wide data and context to journalists; and provides media relations guidance to Orchestras nationwide.
Advocacy: the League represents the interests of American Orchestras to members of congress and the executive branch on issues affecting the Orchestra field; distributes updates on pending legislation, with recommendations for local action; and provides assistance to Orchestras to build their capacity for local and state advocacy.
Research and development: the League equips Orchestras with industry-specific research and information to fuel innovation and provides the data and information they need to make key decisions. The League also conducts, analyzes, and disseminates a range of surveys-from quick questions focusing on specific issues, to annual, in-depth studies.

Grants made by League of American Orchestras

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
American Composers Orchestra (ACO)Women Composing Initiatives$52,000
Hawaii Symphony OrchestraCatalyst Fund Grant$25,000
Orchestra LumosCatalyst Fund Grant$25,000
...and 19 more grants made totalling $573,000

Who funds League of American Orchestras

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Andrew W. Mellon FoundationTo Continue Support for the Catalyst Program, To Advance Equitable and Inclusive Practices in American Orchestras$1,050,000
Andrew W. Mellon FoundationTo Provide A Final Round of Support for the League's Efforts To Accelerate Inclusiveness and Equity in American Orchestras$250,000
Virginia B Toulmin Charitable Foundation IIIVirginia B. Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commissions Program$200,000
...and 38 more grants received totalling $2,501,309

Personnel at League of American Orchestras

Julia GonzalezExecutive Assistant To the President and CEO, Secretary To the Board of Directors
Peter D. CummingsChair of the From Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, the Clinton Family Fund; Trustee of the Chicago
Simon WoodsPresident and Chief Executive Officer$394,119
Robert SandlaEditor in Chief Symphony Magazine / Chief Editor$116,270
Rachel Rossos GallantVice President , Marketing and Membership$121,382
...and 25 more key personnel

Financials for League of American Orchestras

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$7,213,333
Program services$617,917
Investment income and dividends$102,676
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$22,455
Total revenues$7,956,381

Form 990s for League of American Orchestras

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-05-15990View PDF
2021-062022-02-28990View PDF
2021-062022-02-02990View PDF
2020-062021-04-06990View PDF
2019-062020-08-21990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Virginia Symphony OrchestraNorfolk, VA$6,831,622
Data update history
May 17, 2024
Received grants
Identified 17 new grant, including a grant for $1,050,000 from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $200,000 from Virginia B Toulmin Charitable Foundation III
August 8, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 23, 2023
Received grants
Identified 30 new grant, including a grant for $1,225,000 from Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
July 9, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
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Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsPerforming arts organizationsOperas and symphoniesCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanitiesCommunity improvementBusiness and industry
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General information
520 8th Ave 2005
New York, NY 10018
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
New York County, NY
Website URL
(212) 262-5161
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A69: Symphony Orchestras
NAICS code, primary
813110: Religious Organizations
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