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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Silicon Valley Creates

Accelerating Silicon Valley's creative culture.

three stars

89.59

310 S First Street San Jose, CA 95113
tel: (408) 998-2787   Web Site
EIN: 94-2825213

Board Leadership
Mark Waxman
Chair

CEO
Connie Martinez
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.59 three stars
  Financial 85.84 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

SVCreates is dedicated to accelerating the creative culture of Silicon Valley. Our work is focused on building the capacity of our creative ecosystem, raising the community's awareness and value of arts and creativity, and increasing equitable access to creative experiences. We offer workshops and training programs for arts professionals, designed to strengthen skills in fundraising, marketing, financial management and other administrative functions; and provide funding for a portfolio of roughly 100 small and mid-sized multi-cultural non-profit organizations, artists, and creative professionals. Additionally, we deliver a variety of programs that serve Santa Clara County's at-risk youth and seniors, low-income families, and thousands of residents and visitors who enjoy our bi-monthly publication and monthly events through Content Magazine.

SVCreates is dedicated to accelerating the creative culture of Silicon Valley. Our work is focused on building the capacity of our creative ecosystem, raising the community's awareness and value of arts and creativity, and increasing equitable access to creative experiences. We offer workshops and training programs for arts professionals, designed to strengthen skills in fundraising, marketing, financial management and other administrative functions; and provide funding for a portfolio of roughly 100 small and mid-sized multi-cultural non-profit organizations, artists, and creative professionals. Additionally, we deliver a variety of programs that serve Santa Clara County's at-risk youth and seniors, low-income families, and thousands of residents and visitors who enjoy our bi-monthly publication and monthly events through Content Magazine.

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Financial

three stars

85.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
79.2%
  Administrative Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.97
  Program Expenses Growth -7.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Silicon Valley Creates on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Silicon Valley Creates on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Silicon Valley Creates (CA) 89.59 three stars
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County (NC) 89.32 three stars
Music Center Foundation (CA) 90.21 four stars
Nebraska Humanities Council (NE) 87.24 three stars
ArtsinStark (OH) 91.01 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,812,988
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $673,723
Total Contributions $3,486,711
   Program Service Revenue $429,423
Total Primary Revenue $3,916,134
   Other Revenue $49,557
TOTAL REVENUE $3,965,691
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,625,129
   Administrative Expenses $341,437
   Fundraising Expenses $106,731
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,073,297
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,892,394
   
Net Assets $7,928,599

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
Building the Capacity of the Creative Sector $860,309 52.9%
Access to Arts and Creativity $509,880 31.4%
Raising Value and Visibility of the Creative Sector $254,940 15.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 89.59 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.98 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 90.11 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 87.74 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 86.46 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.17 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 81.67 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 77.13 two stars
2012-06 04/01/2014 68.83 one star
2012-06 02/01/2014 72.04 two stars
2011-06 05/01/2013 88.80 three stars
2011-06 04/01/2013 85.89 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 94-2825213
Name in IRS Master File SILICON VALLEY CREATES
NTEE Code A26
NTEE Classification Arts Council/Agency
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 October, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$180,000 8.68% Connie Martinez Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Silicon Valley Creates (CA) 89.59 three stars
Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg (SC) 88.89 three stars
Americans for the Arts (DC) 91.45 four stars
COMPAS (MN) 85.44 three stars
ArtsinStark (OH) 91.01 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Silicon Valley Creates
310 S First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
tel: (408) 998-2787
EIN: 94-2825213

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Board Leadership

Mark Waxman
Chair

CEO

Connie Martinez
Chief Executive Officer

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