For the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus, success means measurable improvements in the communities we serve. Setting high standards for ourselves and our musical excellence is critical for that success.

Annually, we certify our adherence to standards that include comprehensive requirements for financial reporting, governance, ethics, diversity and operations. Specifically, the Chorus must meet the following:

Tax-Exempt Status

The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as well as corresponding provisions of other applicable state, local or foreign laws or regulations.


The Chorus is governed by an active, responsible, and voluntary governing board to ensure effective governance over the policies and financial resources of the organization. The board is responsible for United Ways delivering on their mission to create a positive musical experience through exciting performances which engage our audiences, build community support and provide a dynamic force for social change.


The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus follow locally adopted codes of ethics for volunteers and staff that include provisions for ethical management, publicity, fundraising practices and full and fair disclosure.


The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus has adopted policies/statements to ensure volunteers and staff broadly reflect the diversity of the community served.

Performance Excellence

Every two years, The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus conducts self-assessments of their governance, financial management and impact in the community.

Public Reporting and Disclosure

The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (Finest City Performing Arts, Inc.) must file the IRS Form 990 in a timely manner. Click here to view our IRS Form 990 under our corporate name Finest City Performing Arts, Inc. Additional copies may be obtained through our office upon request.


The Chorus complies with all applicable local, state and federal operating and reporting requirements.