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Charleston Wine + Food Festival

Celebrating Charleston's culinary excellence and renowned culture

four stars

91.36

635 Rutledge Avenue Suite 101
Charleston, SC 29403
tel: (843) 727-9998   Web Site
EIN: 20-2671674

Board Leadership
David Marconi
Chair

CEO
Gillian Zettler
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.36 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Charleston Wine + Food Festival® is a celebration of Charleston's culinary excellence and renowned culture, which benefits scholarship programs for the culinary and hospitality workplace. Serving over 23,000 guests at over 85 events, this annual four day festival takes place the first full weekend in March and attracts some of the most celebrated culinary professionals and winemakers in the world.

The Charleston Wine + Food Festival® is a celebration of Charleston's culinary excellence and renowned culture, which benefits scholarship programs for the culinary and hospitality workplace. Serving over 23,000 guests at over 85 events, this annual four day festival takes place the first full weekend in March and attracts some of the most celebrated culinary professionals and winemakers in the world.

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Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
90.7%
  Administrative Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth 17.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Charleston Wine + Food Festival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Charleston Wine + Food Festival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Charleston Wine + Food Festival (SC) 91.36 four stars
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Inc. (NY) 87.64 three stars
Bravo! Vail (CO) 85.62 three stars
Spoleto Festival USA (SC) 86.13 three stars
Hamptons International Film Festival (NY) 89.37 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,714,576
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $277,909
Total Contributions $1,992,485
   Program Service Revenue $2,145,201
Total Primary Revenue $4,137,686
   Other Revenue $4,495
TOTAL REVENUE $4,142,181
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,281,429
   Administrative Expenses $117,087
   Fundraising Expenses $147,892
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,546,408
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $595,773
   
Net Assets $700,419

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
Annual Food & Wine Festival $3,281,429 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 91.36 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 85.49 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 87.23 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 83.09 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.85 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 76.50 two stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 86.18 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 20-2671674
Name in IRS Master File CHARLESTON WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
NTEE Code K12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
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 May, 2006
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,258 3.24% Gillian Zettler Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Charleston Wine + Food Festival (SC) 91.36 four stars
Aspen Music Festival and School (CO) 91.59 four stars
Bravo! Vail (CO) 85.62 three stars
Williamstown Theatre Festival (MA) 93.10 four stars
Savannah Music Festival (GA) 86.82 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Charleston Wine + Food Festival
635 Rutledge Avenue
Suite 101
Charleston, SC 29403
tel: (843) 727-9998
EIN: 20-2671674

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Board Leadership

David Marconi
Chair

CEO

Gillian Zettler
Executive Director

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