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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Symphony Silicon Valley

The greater South Bay's premiere orchestra

three stars

89.48

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

Board Leadership
Richard Conniff
Chair

CEO
Andrew Bales
General Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.48 three stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
91.1%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.19
  Program Expenses Growth 7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.4%
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) 89.48 three stars
New York Youth Symphony (NY) 90.30 four stars
Southwest Florida Symphony (FL) 93.69 four stars
Louisville Orchestra (KY) 90.78 four stars
Omaha Symphony (NE) 95.05 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,664,405
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $242,327
Total Contributions $1,906,732
   Program Service Revenue $3,424,505
Total Primary Revenue $5,331,237
   Other Revenue $70,866
TOTAL REVENUE $5,402,103
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,891,914
   Administrative Expenses $249,618
   Fundraising Expenses $110,361
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,251,893
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,150,210
   
Net Assets $2,334,612

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 $3,891,914 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 11/01/2019 89.48 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 83.56 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 82.87 three stars
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$142,000 3.33% Andrew Bales President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Symphony Silicon Valley (CA) 89.48 three stars
Orchestra of St. Luke's (NY) 90.93 four stars
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (MI) 90.85 four stars
Utah Symphony & Opera (UT) 94.50 four stars
Southwest Florida Symphony (FL) 93.69 four 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

Richard Conniff
Chair

CEO

Andrew Bales
General Director

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