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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

San Francisco Performances

Bringing great artists center stage

81.47

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

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.47
  Financial 75.78
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

75.78

Accountability & Transparency

90.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
76.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.36
  Program Expenses Growth -2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.3%
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) 81.47
Association for the Colonial Theatre (PA) 92.06
Hawaii Theatre Center (HI) 86.08
John Michael Kohler Arts Center (WI) 90.66
Symphony Space (NY) 90.53

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,016,224
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $100,307
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $177,011
Total Contributions $1,293,542
   Program Service Revenue $697,438
Total Primary Revenue $1,990,980
   Other Revenue $293,677
TOTAL REVENUE $2,284,657
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,237,407
   Administrative Expenses $306,915
   Fundraising Expenses $409,786
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,954,108
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-669,451
   
Net Assets $6,316,854

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
2019-07 04/01/2021 81.47
2018-07 09/03/2019 85.58
2017-07 11/01/2018 88.79
2016-07 12/01/2017 82.80
2015-07 11/01/2016 84.17
2014-07 06/01/2016 81.19
 
CN 2.0
2014-07 12/01/2015 74.64
2013-07 08/01/2014 83.83
2012-07 10/01/2013 74.09
2011-07 06/01/2013 80.96

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • July, 2018
  • July, 2017
  • July, 2016
  • July, 2015
  • July, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,000 5.07% Melanie Smith President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Francisco Performances (CA) 81.47
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (VA) 88.91
Western Folklife Center (NV) 91.88
Landmark on Main Street (NY) 87.28
University Musical Society (MI) 93.37

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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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