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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Billings Symphony Society

To Enrich Lives Through Music

three stars

82.84

2820 2nd Avenue North Billings, MT 59101
tel: (406) 252-3610   Web Site
EIN: 23-7083873

Board Leadership
Bob Griffin
Board President

CEO
Ignacio Barrón Viela
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.84 three stars
  Financial 89.76 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded as the Billings Symphony Society in May of 1951, the organization's mission is to enrich lives through music and the six initiatives are focused on supporting the mission. We aim to perform the highest quality music in the region and to develop new and broader audiences through Explore Music and other outreach efforts. We are dedicated to be a community resource. This is done by engaging, maintaining, and expanding our family of supporters.

Founded as the Billings Symphony Society in May of 1951, the organization's mission is to enrich lives through music and the six initiatives are focused on supporting the mission. We aim to perform the highest quality music in the region and to develop new and broader audiences through Explore Music and other outreach efforts. We are dedicated to be a community resource. This is done by engaging, maintaining, and expanding our family of supporters.

Financial

three stars

89.76

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

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)
72.0%
  Administrative Expenses 22.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.19
  Program Expenses Growth 5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Billings Symphony Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Billings Symphony Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Billings Symphony Society (MT) 82.84 three stars
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (TX) 86.94 three stars
Southwest Florida Symphony (FL) 89.89 three stars
Sarasota Orchestra (FL) 93.44 four stars
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Inc. (MI) 85.04 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $906,282
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $23,150
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $929,432
   Program Service Revenue $488,747
Total Primary Revenue $1,418,179
   Other Revenue $253,585
TOTAL REVENUE $1,671,764
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $780,103
   Administrative Expenses $215,443
   Fundraising Expenses $61,534
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,057,080
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $614,684
   
Net Assets $3,051,741

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
Promotion of Dramatic and Musical Arts $780,103 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 82.84 three stars
2018-06 03/01/2020 79.21 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 23-7083873
Name in IRS Master File BILLINGS SYMPHONY SOCIETY
NTEE Code A69
NTEE Classification Symphony Orchestras
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related 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, 1971
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$40,835 3.86% Ignacio Barron Viela Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Billings Symphony Society (MT) 82.84 three stars
Southwest Florida Symphony (FL) 89.89 three stars
The American Classical Orchestra (NY) 88.27 three stars
Princeton Symphony Orchestra (NJ) 98.40 four stars
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (WI) 88.96 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Billings Symphony Society
2820 2nd Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101
tel: (406) 252-3610
EIN: 23-7083873

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Board Leadership

Bob Griffin
Board President

CEO

Ignacio Barrón Viela
Executive Director

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