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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Savannah Music Festival

Celebrating the musical arts.

three stars

85.71

200 East St. Julian Street Suite 601
Savannah, GA 31401
tel: (912) 234-3378   Web Site
EIN: 58-1401616

Board Leadership
Dave Nelses
Chairman

CEO
Rob Gibson
Executive & Artistic Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.71 three stars
  Financial 83.05 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Savannah Music Festival (SMF) is dedicated to presenting world-class celebrations of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth, and unite artists and audiences in Savannah. SMF produces a festival each spring (March 24 - April 9, 2016), a year-round local music education program (Musical Explorers), two tuition-free young artist development programs (Swing Central Jazz and Acoustic Music Seminar), free artistic lectures and a national public radio series (Savannah Music Festival LIVE). During the 17-day festival, SMF presents 360 musicians in over 100 musical productions including jazz, country, classical, blues, gospel, bluegrass, rock and a wealth of international music traditions. The 2016 festival projects to reach 40,000 in attendance of all ages and backgrounds. The annual 17-day spring festival is currently Georgia's largest musical arts event, garnering a Georgia Governor's Award in the Arts.

The Savannah Music Festival (SMF) is dedicated to presenting world-class celebrations of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth, and unite artists and audiences in Savannah. SMF produces a festival each spring (March 24 - April 9, 2016), a year-round local music education program (Musical Explorers), two tuition-free young artist development programs (Swing Central Jazz and Acoustic Music Seminar), free artistic lectures and a national public radio series (Savannah Music Festival LIVE). During the 17-day festival, SMF presents 360 musicians in over 100 musical productions including jazz, country, classical, blues, gospel, bluegrass, rock and a wealth of international music traditions. The 2016 festival projects to reach 40,000 in attendance of all ages and backgrounds. The annual 17-day spring festival is currently Georgia's largest musical arts event, garnering a Georgia Governor's Award in the Arts.

Financial

three stars

83.05

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
80.0%
  Administrative Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.17
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Savannah Music Festival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Savannah Music Festival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Savannah Music Festival (GA) 85.71 three stars
The Gilmore (MI) 87.37 three stars
Minnesota State Fair Foundation (MN) 88.42 three stars
International Folk Art Alliance (NM) 88.21 three stars
Grand Teton Music Festival (WY) 89.48 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,816,869
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $171,500
Total Contributions $1,988,369
   Program Service Revenue $1,549,657
Total Primary Revenue $3,538,026
   Other Revenue $185,995
TOTAL REVENUE $3,724,021
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,740,833
   Administrative Expenses $624,011
   Fundraising Expenses $239,230
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,604,074
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $119,947
   
Net Assets $1,221,297

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
Festival Sponsorship $2,740,833 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 06/01/2018 85.71 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 90.11 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 85.19 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 84.90 three stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 82.44 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 58-1401616
Name in IRS Master File SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL INC
NTEE Code A60
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
(119) Other cultural or historical activities
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 December, 1980
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

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$258,625 7.17% Rob Gibson Executive and Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Savannah Music Festival (GA) 85.71 three stars
Film Society of Lincoln Center (NY) 91.04 four stars
International Folk Art Alliance (NM) 88.21 three stars
Grand Teton Music Festival (WY) 89.48 three stars
Cleveland International Film Festival (OH) 91.88 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Savannah Music Festival
200 East St. Julian Street
Suite 601
Savannah, GA 31401
tel: (912) 234-3378
fax: (912) 236-1989
EIN: 58-1401616

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Board Leadership

Dave Nelses
Chairman

CEO

Rob Gibson
Executive & Artistic Director

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