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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Silicon Valley Creates

Accelerating Silicon Valley's creative culture.

87.36

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

Board Leadership
Marshall Jones
Chair

CEO
Connie Martinez
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.36
  Financial 82.58
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

82.58

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
79.0%
  Administrative Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth 1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.9%
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) 87.36
National Guild for Community Arts Education (NY) 91.79
Texas Cultural Trust (TX) 87.54
ArtsWave (OH) 88.26
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (PA) 91.02

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,813,081
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $926,659
Total Contributions $2,739,740
   Program Service Revenue $466,304
Total Primary Revenue $3,206,044
   Other Revenue $-9,503
TOTAL REVENUE $3,196,541
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,079,530
   Administrative Expenses $401,948
   Fundraising Expenses $125,811
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,607,289
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $589,252
   
Net Assets $1,863,995

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 $1,247,718 60.0%
Access to Arts and Creativity $582,269 28.0%
Raising Value and Visibility of the Creative Sector $249,543 12.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 11/01/2021 87.36
2019-06 11/01/2020 87.26
2018-06 08/01/2019 89.59
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.98
2016-06 12/01/2017 90.11
2016-06 10/01/2017 87.74
2015-06 07/01/2016 86.46
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.17
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 81.67
2013-06 04/01/2015 77.13
2012-06 04/01/2014 68.83
2012-06 02/01/2014 72.04
2011-06 05/01/2013 88.80
2011-06 04/01/2013 85.89

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
$183,360 7.03% Connie Martinez Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Silicon Valley Creates (CA) 87.36
Nebraska Humanities Council (NE) 85.13
ArtsinStark (OH) 91.24
Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg (SC) 90.11
Americans for the Arts (DC) 88.88

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

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Board Leadership

Marshall Jones
Chair

CEO

Connie Martinez
Chief Executive Officer

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