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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Granada Theatre

A theatre combining the charm of the past with the technology and amenities of the future

two stars

76.54

1214 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101
tel: (805) 899-3000   Web Site
EIN: 95-3847102

Board Leadership
Palmer Jackson, Jr.
Chair of the Board

CEO
Caren Rager
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.54 two stars
  Financial 70.41 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Originally formed as a non-profit organization in 1983, Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts reinvigorated in 1997 with the vision of creating a world class performing arts center to serve Santa Barbara and the region. We started by renovating one of the city's historic downtown theatres, The Granada. This storied venue, the anchor of Santa Barbara's Cultural District, underwent a monumental restoration and re-opened in March 2008. The Granada Theatre is proud to be the home of the area's finest performing arts companies - Opera Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Symphony, CAMA, State Street Ballet and Santa Barbara Choral Society. The venue is also a favorite stop for UCSB Arts & Lectures' events on tour as well as Music Academy of the West's Summer Festival Concert Series and the ever popular Broadway Series.

Originally formed as a non-profit organization in 1983, Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts reinvigorated in 1997 with the vision of creating a world class performing arts center to serve Santa Barbara and the region. We started by renovating one of the city's historic downtown theatres, The Granada. This storied venue, the anchor of Santa Barbara's Cultural District, underwent a monumental restoration and re-opened in March 2008. The Granada Theatre is proud to be the home of the area's finest performing arts companies - Opera Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Symphony, CAMA, State Street Ballet and Santa Barbara Choral Society. The venue is also a favorite stop for UCSB Arts & Lectures' events on tour as well as Music Academy of the West's Summer Festival Concert Series and the ever popular Broadway Series.

Financial

two stars

70.41

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
60.2%
  Administrative Expenses 32.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.67
  Program Expenses Growth -4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Granada Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Granada Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Granada Theatre (CA) 76.54 two stars
The Schubert Club (MN) 89.33 three stars
Harris Theater (IL) 90.09 four stars
The Ark (MI) 88.06 three stars
Strathmore (MD) 91.08 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,735,009
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $338,200
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,073,209
   Program Service Revenue $2,448,677
Total Primary Revenue $5,521,886
   Other Revenue $-137,800
TOTAL REVENUE $5,384,086
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,972,439
   Administrative Expenses $2,127,133
   Fundraising Expenses $482,319
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,581,891
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,197,805
   
Net Assets $97,233,046

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
Rental Operations $3,712,539 93.5%
Presentations $208,033 5.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 76.54 two stars
2018-06 11/01/2019 76.50 two stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 74.91 two stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 73.48 two stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 75.53 two stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 76.04 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 95-3847102
Name in IRS Master File SANTA BARBARA CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INC
NTEE Code A61
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Centers
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
(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 January, 1984
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$153,750 2.33% Caren Rager Executive Director and President
Other Salaries of Note
$150,276 2.28% Craig M. Springer Former Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Granada Theatre (CA) 76.54 two stars
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJ) 96.57 four stars
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (VA) 88.57 three stars
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (VT) 90.33 four stars
Denver Center for the Performing Arts (CO) 86.19 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Granada Theatre
1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
tel: (805) 899-3000
EIN: 95-3847102

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Board Leadership

Palmer Jackson, Jr.
Chair of the Board

CEO

Caren Rager
Executive Director

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