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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Grand Rapids Symphony

Listen it. Live it. Love it.

three stars

81.08

300 Ottawa Avenue NW Suite 100
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
tel: (616) 454-9451   Web Site
EIN: 38-6005447

Board Leadership
Charles Frayer
Chairperson

CEO
Peter Perez
President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.08 three stars
  Financial 77.86 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Grand Rapids Symphony was officially organized in 1930 and is recognized as one of America's leading regional orchestras. Our vision is for the Grand Rapids Symphony to be a more integral and indispensable part of the West Michigan community. The institution has long been an important part of the community, with musical excellence, diverse programming, collaborative spirit, and a commitment to learning all adding to the quality of life we enjoy in West Michigan. The Grand Rapids Symphony presents more than 400 performances each year, touching the lives of some 170,000. Nearly half of those who benefit are students, senior citizens and people with disabilities reached through extensive education and community service programs.

The Grand Rapids Symphony was officially organized in 1930 and is recognized as one of America's leading regional orchestras. Our vision is for the Grand Rapids Symphony to be a more integral and indispensable part of the West Michigan community. The institution has long been an important part of the community, with musical excellence, diverse programming, collaborative spirit, and a commitment to learning all adding to the quality of life we enjoy in West Michigan. The Grand Rapids Symphony presents more than 400 performances each year, touching the lives of some 170,000. Nearly half of those who benefit are students, senior citizens and people with disabilities reached through extensive education and community service programs.

Financial

two stars

77.86

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
76.2%
  Administrative Expenses 16.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.16
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 48.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Grand Rapids Symphony on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Grand Rapids Symphony on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Grand Rapids Symphony (MI) 81.08 three stars
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (MO) 86.41 three stars
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (MI) 92.50 four stars
San Diego Symphony Orchestra (CA) 93.01 four stars
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (MI) 92.09 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,856,009
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $77,320
   Related Organizations $1,053,516
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,986,845
   Program Service Revenue $3,327,755
Total Primary Revenue $10,314,600
   Other Revenue $46,444
TOTAL REVENUE $10,361,044
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,352,843
   Administrative Expenses $1,392,279
   Fundraising Expenses $791,889
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,537,011
   
Payments to Affiliates $190,639
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-175,967
   
Net Assets $2,896,801

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
Symphony $7,916,577 94.8%
Education Programs $436,266 5.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 12/01/2018 81.08 three stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 77.51 two stars
2015-08 03/01/2017 81.47 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 83.23 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 85.68 three stars
2013-08 02/01/2015 79.52 two stars
2012-08 11/01/2013 87.65 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 38-6005447
Name in IRS Master File GRAND RAPIDS SYMPHONY SOCIETY
NTEE Code A69
NTEE Classification Symphony Orchestras
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1942
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$151,512 1.43% Peter Kjome President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Grand Rapids Symphony (MI) 81.08 three stars
The Delaware Symphony Orchestra (DE) 87.75 three stars
Orchestra of St. Luke's (NY) 86.11 three stars
Youth Orchestra of the Americas (DC) 86.84 three stars
Austin Symphony Orchestra (TX) 87.27 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Grand Rapids Symphony
300 Ottawa Avenue NW
Suite 100
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
tel: (616) 454-9451
fax: (616) 454-7477
EIN: 38-6005447

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Board Leadership

Charles Frayer
Chairperson

CEO

Peter Perez
President and CEO

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