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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Symphony Silicon Valley

The greater South Bay's premiere orchestra

three stars

88.22

325 South First Street San Jose, CA 95113
tel: (408) 286-2600   Web Site
EIN: 32-0083030

Board Leadership
Pete Cartwright
Chair

CEO
Andrew Bales
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.22 three stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
91.8%
  Administrative Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 13.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Symphony Silicon Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Symphony Silicon Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Symphony Silicon Valley (CA) 88.22 three stars
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association (CA) 88.45 three stars
Wichita Symphony Society (KS) 96.59 four stars
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (MO) 85.22 three stars
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (MN) 85.84 three stars

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Founded in 2002, Symphony Silicon Valley has progressed from daring idea to exciting reality, rapidly becoming the greater South Bay's premiere orchestra and a notable community success story. The Symphony subscription season includes seven program sets of two or three concerts each, plus other programs such as December's Carols in the California, and additional concerts by the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale. In addition to its regular subscription concerts, the Symphony produces free outreach programs for thousands of our community's children each season. It accompanies many Ballet San Jose performances, and performs for other community events that range from San Jose State University's recent 150th Anniversary Gala Concert to concerts of music and visuals from popular video games.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,123,560
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $158,880
Total Contributions $1,282,440
   Program Service Revenue $2,605,788
Total Primary Revenue $3,888,228
   Other Revenue $130,707
TOTAL REVENUE $4,018,935
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,823,213
   Administrative Expenses $153,864
   Fundraising Expenses $131,041
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,108,118
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-89,183
   
Net Assets $1,120,023

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
Performances $3,823,213 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 12/01/2016 88.22 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.32 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 84.73 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 85.16 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 88.43 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 83.36 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 32-0083030
Name in IRS Master File SYMPHONY SILICON VALLEY
NTEE Code A69
NTEE Classification Symphony Orchestras
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 March, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$131,000 3.18% Andrew Bales President

Founded in 2002, Symphony Silicon Valley has progressed from daring idea to exciting reality, rapidly becoming the greater South Bay's premiere orchestra and a notable community success story. The Symphony subscription season includes seven program sets of two or three concerts each, plus other programs such as December's Carols in the California, and additional concerts by the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale. In addition to its regular subscription concerts, the Symphony produces free outreach programs for thousands of our community's children each season. It accompanies many Ballet San Jose performances, and performs for other community events that range from San Jose State University's recent 150th Anniversary Gala Concert to concerts of music and visuals from popular video games.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Symphony Silicon Valley (CA) 88.22 three stars
San Diego Symphony Orchestra (CA) 90.31 four stars
Chicago Symphony Orchestra (IL) 85.29 three stars
Chamber Music Northwest (OR) 89.23 three stars
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (CA) 85.01 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Symphony Silicon Valley
325 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
tel: (408) 286-2600
fax: (408) 286-2600
EIN: 32-0083030

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 790
San Jose, CA 95106

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Board Leadership

Pete Cartwright
Chair

CEO

Andrew Bales
President

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