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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Sheldon Arts Foundation

The Perfect Place for Music and Art.

four stars

90.07

3648 Washington Boulevard Saint Louis, MO 63108
tel: (314) 533-9900   Web Site
EIN: 43-1489756

Board Leadership
Anne E. Bannister
Chairman

CEO
Paul Reuter
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.07 four stars
  Financial 86.55 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Sheldon Arts Foundation is committed to the preservation and operation of the historic Sheldon Concert Hall and is dedicated to enriching the greater St. Louis region and beyond with a wide range of music, visual arts and educational programs of the highest quality, diversity and educational impact. Today, The Sheldon is the site of over 350 events each year, including great jazz, folk and classical music in the Sheldon Concert Hall. In addition, The Sheldon presents a wide range of educational programs for schools, Matinee Concerts for families, Coffee Concerts for seniors, and Sheldon Sessions and Ballroom Concerts for college students and young professionals.

The Sheldon Arts Foundation is committed to the preservation and operation of the historic Sheldon Concert Hall and is dedicated to enriching the greater St. Louis region and beyond with a wide range of music, visual arts and educational programs of the highest quality, diversity and educational impact. Today, The Sheldon is the site of over 350 events each year, including great jazz, folk and classical music in the Sheldon Concert Hall. In addition, The Sheldon presents a wide range of educational programs for schools, Matinee Concerts for families, Coffee Concerts for seniors, and Sheldon Sessions and Ballroom Concerts for college students and young professionals.

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Financial

three stars

86.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
74.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.66
  Program Expenses Growth 1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Sheldon Arts Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Sheldon Arts Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Sheldon Arts Foundation (MO) 90.07 four stars
National Council for the Traditional Arts (MD) 90.01 four stars
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (VA) 86.32 three stars
Stamford Center for the Arts (CT) 91.03 four stars
Celebrity Series of Boston (MA) 88.72 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,105,716
   Federated Campaigns $59,750
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $379,221
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $68,381
Total Contributions $3,613,068
   Program Service Revenue $695,132
Total Primary Revenue $4,308,200
   Other Revenue $833,502
TOTAL REVENUE $5,141,702
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,374,367
   Administrative Expenses $358,903
   Fundraising Expenses $452,655
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,185,925
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,955,777
   
Net Assets $15,398,536

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
Musical and Educational Programs $1,097,752 46.2%
Preservation and Operation of Sheldon Concert Hall $957,847 40.3%
Visual Arts $318,768 13.4%

Ratings History
The Sheldon Arts Foundation has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 06/01/2017 90.07 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 90.93 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.51 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 90.74 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 91.14 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 83.69 three stars

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

EIN 43-1489756
Name in IRS Master File SHELDON ARTS FOUNDATION
NTEE Code A61
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Centers
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
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 April, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$201,851 6.33% Paul K. Reuter Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Sheldon Arts Foundation (MO) 90.07 four stars
Stamford Center for the Arts (CT) 91.03 four stars
Celebrity Series of Boston (MA) 88.72 three stars
Brooklyn Academy of Music (NY) 88.72 three stars
Park Avenue Armory (NY) 91.31 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Sheldon Arts Foundation
3648 Washington Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63108
tel: (314) 533-9900
fax: (314) 533-2958
EIN: 43-1489756

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Board Leadership

Anne E. Bannister
Chairman

CEO

Paul Reuter
Executive Director

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