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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Stern Grove Festival Association

In concert with nature

82.86

832 Folsom Street Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94107
tel: (415) 252-6252   Web Site
EIN: 94-6064356

Board Leadership
Matthew W. Goldman
Chairman

CEO
Bob Fiedler
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.86
  Financial 78.41
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Stern Grove Festival Association is committed to providing the people of the Bay Area with admission-free access to diverse performing arts. Every year since 1938, the organization presents Stern Grove Festival, an admission-free performing arts series, in Sigmund Stern Grove, a beautiful outdoor amphitheater located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco. In 2010, Stern Grove Festival will present its 73rd consecutive season, providing the community with the best performing arts, completely admission-free.

Stern Grove Festival Association is committed to providing the people of the Bay Area with admission-free access to diverse performing arts. Every year since 1938, the organization presents Stern Grove Festival, an admission-free performing arts series, in Sigmund Stern Grove, a beautiful outdoor amphitheater located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco. In 2010, Stern Grove Festival will present its 73rd consecutive season, providing the community with the best performing arts, completely admission-free.

Financial

78.41

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
72.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.12
  Program Expenses Growth -1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Stern Grove Festival Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Stern Grove Festival Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Stern Grove Festival Association (CA) 82.86
Jazz Aspen Snowmass (CO) 88.87
Hamptons International Film Festival (NY) 89.45
Williamstown Theatre Festival (MA) 92.69
Strings Music Festival (CO) 91.31

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,348,774
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $422,319
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $35,000
Total Contributions $1,806,093
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,806,093
   Other Revenue $918,540
TOTAL REVENUE $2,724,633
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,938,060
   Administrative Expenses $288,773
   Fundraising Expenses $398,760
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,625,593
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $99,040
   
Net Assets $14,335,598

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
Concert Programs $1,938,060 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 12/23/2020 82.86
2018-09 07/01/2019 84.12
2017-09 08/01/2018 80.95
2016-09 11/01/2017 83.86
2015-09 11/01/2016 82.04
2014-09 06/01/2016 87.28
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 85.78
2013-09 10/01/2014 82.60
2012-09 09/01/2013 90.37
2011-09 09/01/2012 80.59
2010-09 09/20/2011 86.43
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 05/01/2011 76.24

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 94-6064356
Name in IRS Master File STERN GROVE FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code A20
NTEE Classification Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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 February, 1944
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$168,802 6.42% Bob Fiedler Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Stern Grove Festival Association (CA) 82.86
Chicago Humanities Festival (IL) 89.13
Hamptons International Film Festival (NY) 89.45
Waterfire Providence (RI) 85.86
Jazz Aspen Snowmass (CO) 88.87

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Charity Contact Info

Stern Grove Festival Association
832 Folsom Street
Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94107
tel: (415) 252-6252
fax: (415) 252-6250
EIN: 94-6064356

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Board Leadership

Matthew W. Goldman
Chairman

CEO

Bob Fiedler
Executive Director

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