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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

San Francisco Performances

Bringing great artists center stage

three stars

85.58

500 Sutter Street Suite 710
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: (415) 398-6449   Web Site
EIN: 94-2600147

Board Leadership
Robert Dell
Chair

CEO
Melanie Smith
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.58 three stars
  Financial 82.23 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1979, San Francisco Performances (SFP) is the Bay Area's leading independent presenter of chamber music, vocal and instrumental recitals, jazz and contemporary dance. The organization presents internationally acclaimed and emerging performing artists, introduces innovative programs, and builds new and diversified audiences for the arts through education and outreach activities that also strengthen the local performing arts community. SFP is also committed to presenting artistically important programs that influence the development of the arts. This includes commissioning new works, offering programs featuring 20th and 21st century compositions and premieres, and presenting important American and international contemporary dance companies.

Founded in 1979, San Francisco Performances (SFP) is the Bay Area's leading independent presenter of chamber music, vocal and instrumental recitals, jazz and contemporary dance. The organization presents internationally acclaimed and emerging performing artists, introduces innovative programs, and builds new and diversified audiences for the arts through education and outreach activities that also strengthen the local performing arts community. SFP is also committed to presenting artistically important programs that influence the development of the arts. This includes commissioning new works, offering programs featuring 20th and 21st century compositions and premieres, and presenting important American and international contemporary dance companies.

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Financial

three stars

82.23

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
76.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Francisco Performances on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Francisco Performances on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Francisco Performances (CA) 85.58 three stars
Association for the Colonial Theatre (PA) 93.98 four stars
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (NY) 86.11 three stars
New York City Center (NY) 88.24 three stars
The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia (WV) 90.40 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,526,257
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $85,516
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $168,528
Total Contributions $1,780,301
   Program Service Revenue $869,435
Total Primary Revenue $2,649,736
   Other Revenue $353,467
TOTAL REVENUE $3,003,203
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,342,692
   Administrative Expenses $309,444
   Fundraising Expenses $397,318
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,049,454
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-46,251
   
Net Assets $6,961,599

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-07 09/03/2019 85.58 three stars
2017-07 11/01/2018 88.79 three stars
2016-07 12/01/2017 82.80 three stars
2015-07 11/01/2016 84.17 three stars
2014-07 06/01/2016 81.19 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-07 12/01/2015 74.64 two stars
2013-07 08/01/2014 83.83 three stars
2012-07 10/01/2013 74.09 two stars
2011-07 06/01/2013 80.96 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 94-2600147
Name in IRS Master File SAN FRANCISCO PERFORMANCES INC
NTEE Code A61
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Centers
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational 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, 1979
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End July
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • July, 2018
  • July, 2017
  • July, 2016
  • July, 2015
  • July, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,000 4.91% Melanie Smith President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Francisco Performances (CA) 85.58 three stars
Harris Theater (IL) 89.40 three stars
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (CA) 91.47 four stars
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (NY) 86.11 three stars
California Film Institute (CA) 85.09 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

San Francisco Performances
500 Sutter Street
Suite 710
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: (415) 398-6449
fax: (415) 398-6439
EIN: 94-2600147

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Board Leadership

Robert Dell
Chair

CEO

Melanie Smith
President

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