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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Silkroad

Bringing together innovative performers and composers representing traditions from around the world.

three stars

85.04

175 North Harvard Street Boston, MA 02134
tel: (617) 496-8888   Web Site
EIN: 04-3444069

Board Leadership
Lori Samuels
Chair

CEO
Kathy Fletcher
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.04 three stars
  Financial 85.10 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Yo-Yo Ma founded the nonprofit organization Silkroad in 1998. The Silk Road Ensemble was formed in 2000 as a way of bringing together innovative performers and composers representing traditions from around the world. Silkroad is a collective of rooted explorers, inclusive independents, storytelling musicians, passionate learners, connected nomads, and cultural entrepreneurs. We believe that exploring our differences enriches our humanity. We seek the edge where education, business, and the arts come together to spark new ways of looking at the world. We strive to create unexpected connections, collaborations, and communities in pursuit of meaningful change.

Yo-Yo Ma founded the nonprofit organization Silkroad in 1998. The Silk Road Ensemble was formed in 2000 as a way of bringing together innovative performers and composers representing traditions from around the world. Silkroad is a collective of rooted explorers, inclusive independents, storytelling musicians, passionate learners, connected nomads, and cultural entrepreneurs. We believe that exploring our differences enriches our humanity. We seek the edge where education, business, and the arts come together to spark new ways of looking at the world. We strive to create unexpected connections, collaborations, and communities in pursuit of meaningful change.

Financial

three stars

85.10

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
76.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.44
  Program Expenses Growth 16.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Silkroad on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Silkroad on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Silkroad (MA) 85.04 three stars
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Memphis Symphony Orchestra (TN) 88.82 three stars
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Nashville Symphony (TN) 88.83 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,508,733
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $63,410
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $50,000
Total Contributions $1,622,143
   Program Service Revenue $1,594,007
Total Primary Revenue $3,216,150
   Other Revenue $8,815
TOTAL REVENUE $3,224,965
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,701,260
   Administrative Expenses $627,680
   Fundraising Expenses $379,061
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,708,001
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-483,036
   
Net Assets $1,739,460

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 85.04 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 84.36 three stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 87.29 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 75.46 two stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 82.48 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 75.00 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 67.60 one star
2013-06 04/01/2015 70.77 two 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 04-3444069
Name in IRS Master File SILK ROAD PROJECT INC
NTEE Code A23
NTEE Classification Cultural, Ethnic Awareness
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 April, 1999
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
$230,875 6.22% Eduardo Braniff Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Silkroad (MA) 85.04 three stars
Austin Symphony Orchestra (TX) 85.06 three stars
Southwest Florida Symphony (FL) 89.89 three stars
Princeton Symphony Orchestra (NJ) 98.40 four stars
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association (CA) 90.62 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Silkroad
175 North Harvard Street
Boston, MA 02134
tel: (617) 496-8888
EIN: 04-3444069

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Board Leadership

Lori Samuels
Chair

CEO

Kathy Fletcher
Executive Director

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