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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

New West Symphony Association

Inspiring passion for music through live performances that attract, engage, educate and enrich our diverse audiences

74.11

2100 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard Suite D
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
tel: (805) 497-5800   Web Site
EIN: 77-0406042

Board Leadership
Dwight Brown
Chair

CEO
Natalia Staneva
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.11
  Financial 68.71
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1995, the New West Symphony is a professional orchestra that draws its players from the rich talent pool of professional Los Angeles-area musicians. The Symphony is the resident company of the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, and Barnum Hall in Santa Monica. The Symphony also provides quality outreach and educational opportunities for the communities it serves through its annual Symphonic Adventures concert programs for youth, its traveling Music Van, and its partnership with New West Symphony Harmony Project of Ventura County, a year-round music and leadership program for underserved students.

Founded in 1995, the New West Symphony is a professional orchestra that draws its players from the rich talent pool of professional Los Angeles-area musicians. The Symphony is the resident company of the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, and Barnum Hall in Santa Monica. The Symphony also provides quality outreach and educational opportunities for the communities it serves through its annual Symphonic Adventures concert programs for youth, its traveling Music Van, and its partnership with New West Symphony Harmony Project of Ventura County, a year-round music and leadership program for underserved students.

Financial

68.71

Accountability & Transparency

81.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
75.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 92.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New West Symphony Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New West Symphony Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New West Symphony Association (CA) 74.11
New Century Chamber Orchestra (CA) 88.14
Toledo Symphony (OH) 88.28
Allentown Symphony Association (PA) 87.36
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (MI) 88.97

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,531,393
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $244,667
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $97,370
Total Contributions $1,873,430
   Program Service Revenue $730,719
Total Primary Revenue $2,604,149
   Other Revenue $286,418
TOTAL REVENUE $2,890,567
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,169,703
   Administrative Expenses $218,433
   Fundraising Expenses $457,670
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,845,806
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $44,761
   
Net Assets $76,763

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
Orchestra Concert Series $1,818,857 83.8%
Laby Harmony Project $249,623 11.5%
Symphonic Adventures, Music Van & Other Community Projects $101,223 4.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 06/01/2021 74.11
2018-08 12/01/2019 68.75
2017-08 02/01/2019 66.86
2016-08 12/01/2017 62.20
2015-08 12/01/2016 66.81
2014-08 06/01/2016 64.71
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 04/01/2016 65.61

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 77-0406042
Name in IRS Master File NEW WEST SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code A68
NTEE Classification Music
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(90) Cultural performances
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 January, 1996
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
$141,000 4.95% Natalia Staneva CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New West Symphony Association (CA) 74.11
Los Angeles Master Chorale Association (CA) 87.47
Symphony Silicon Valley (CA) 85.74
Toledo Symphony (OH) 88.28
Empire State Youth Orchestra (NY) 86.18

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Charity Contact Info

New West Symphony Association
2100 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Suite D
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
tel: (805) 497-5800
fax: (805) 497-5839
EIN: 77-0406042

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Board Leadership

Dwight Brown
Chair

CEO

Natalia Staneva
Executive Director

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