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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Marin Symphony

67 Years of Bringing Great Music to Our Community!

three stars

89.66

4340 Redwood Highway Suite 409C
San Farael, CA 94903
tel: (415) 479-8100   Web Site
EIN: 94-6104150

Board Leadership
Steven Machtinger
President

CEO
Tod Brody
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.66 three stars
  Financial 90.37 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Marin Symphony Association is one of the longest-running, most prestigious, cultural organizations in Marin County and the Bay Area. The orchestra was the inspiration of a small group of professional and amateur musicians who wished to bring classical music, performed by local artists, to the people of Marin. Originally chartered as the Symphony Guild of Marin, the new organization also committed to providing programs to give young people in Marin an incentive for musical study and accomplishment. The Marin Symphony's first official concert was held on December 14, 1952 at Marin County Catholic High School.

The Marin Symphony Association is one of the longest-running, most prestigious, cultural organizations in Marin County and the Bay Area. The orchestra was the inspiration of a small group of professional and amateur musicians who wished to bring classical music, performed by local artists, to the people of Marin. Originally chartered as the Symphony Guild of Marin, the new organization also committed to providing programs to give young people in Marin an incentive for musical study and accomplishment. The Marin Symphony's first official concert was held on December 14, 1952 at Marin County Catholic High School.

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Financial

four stars

90.37

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2020 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)
68.8%
  Administrative Expenses 21.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.55
  Program Expenses Growth 8.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Marin Symphony on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Marin Symphony on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Marin Symphony (CA) 89.66 three stars
Kansas City Symphony (MO) 93.11 four stars
Wichita Symphony Society (KS) 98.54 four stars
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (MO) 88.24 three stars
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (WI) 87.96 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,020,310
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,020,310
   Program Service Revenue $550,702
Total Primary Revenue $1,571,012
   Other Revenue $6,859
TOTAL REVENUE $1,639,427
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,306,504
   Administrative Expenses $230,660
   Fundraising Expenses $289,329
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,826,493
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-187,066
   
Net Assets $2,657,882

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
2018-06 08/01/2020 89.66 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 94-6104150
Name in IRS Master File MARIN SYMPHONY ASSN
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
(40) Scholarships (other)
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 December, 1953
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
$1,651 0.09% Steven Machtinger President
Other Salaries of Note
$101,000 5.52% Alisdair Neale Music Director
$1,938 0.10% Erica Posner Board Member

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Marin Symphony (CA) 89.66 three stars
Los Angeles Master Chorale Association (CA) 87.65 three stars
The Amarillo Symphony (TX) 88.67 three stars
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra (MA) 86.00 three stars
The American Classical Orchestra (NY) 90.28 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Marin Symphony
4340 Redwood Highway
Suite 409C
San Farael, CA 94903
tel: (415) 479-8100
EIN: 94-6104150

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Board Leadership

Steven Machtinger
President

CEO

Tod Brody
Executive Director

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